bug in netstat (net-tools-1.60)

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 15:45:03 PST 2010

Scott Kopel wrote:
> I've been using lfs/blfs on 2 production web servers for about 10 years so thank you for that
> this is my third build lfs/blfs and it went very well and all is
> running smoothly except there is a bug in net-tools-1.60 which shows up
> in the later kernels (I'm using kernel

> aparently netstat -s has trouble with /proc/net/snmp following is the error message
> "error parsing /proc/net/snmp: Success"
> the problem is well described here: 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=131539
> and apparently redhat has made a patch in their net-tools rpm
> I was hoping blfs could make a patch for this? 
> I've looked all over and can't find a patch that patches the source
> thanks a bunch

The patches are in RedHat's latest net-tools rpm.
There are 62 patches.  I've made the entire contents of the RPM 
available at

Searching for /proc/net/snmp, it seems to be:


but you may have to do all or some of the others (see net-tools.spec for 
the order).

   -- Bruce

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