ethstats - script that quickly measures network device throughput

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename ethstats_1.1.1-2_all.deb
Package name ethstats
Package version 1.1.1
Package release 2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::monitoring implemented-in::perl interface::commandline net role::program scope::utility use::monitor works-with::network-traffic
License -
Maintainer Peter Pentchev <>
Download size 7.33 KB
Installed size 20.00 KB
ethstats works by parsing the /proc/net/dev file that the Linux kernel
maintains, and thus utilizes a negligible amount of CPU time. ethstats
shows the throughput of each device in both megabits per second and
packets per second.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ethstats_1.1.1-2_all.deb 1.1.1 all Debian Main
ethstats - - -


Name Value
perl:any -


Type URL
Binary Package ethstats_1.1.1-2_all.deb
Source Package ethstats

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ethstats deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ethstats




2016-11-08 - Peter Pentchev <>
ethstats (1.1.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.8 with no changes.
* Bump the year on my debian/* copyright notice.
* Use the HTTPS scheme for various upstream and Debian URLs.
* Add an autopkgtest running the "test" Makefile target.
* Update the watch file to format version 4 and catch up with
the download URL change on the upstream site.
* Bump the debhelper compatibility level to 10 with no changes.
2015-12-28 - Peter Pentchev <>
ethstats (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release:
- fix the bytes-out/packets-out mishandling.  Closes: #809182
2015-12-11 - Peter Pentchev <>
ethstats (1.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove the obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed source control field.
* Switch the Vcs-* tags to my GitLab full-source repository.
* Bump the debhelper compatibility level to 9 with no changes.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.6 with no changes.
* Use perl:Depends for the binary package.
* Update the copyright file:
- convert it to version 1.0 of the copyright-format spec
- merge the PD paragraphs and explicitly place my changes into
the public domain, too
- bump the year on my debian/* copyright notice
* Use the dpkg-dev default for the Debian tarball's compression.
* Note that I'm adopting the ethstats tool's upstream maintenance:
- add the Homepage source control field
- update the watch file
- add the upstream PGP signing key
- add an upstream metadata file
- update the upstream location in the copyright file
* Add Multi-Arch: foreign to the binary package.
* New upstream release from
- drop the 01-getopt and 02-interface patches, applied upstream
- use the upstream build system and add a build dependency on perl
for the test suite
- use the upstream mandoc manual page and drop the build dependency
on docbook-to-man
2011-03-01 - Peter Pentchev <>
ethstats (1.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to Git and point the Vcs-* fields to Gitorious.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1 with no changes.
* Switch to bzip2 compression for the Debian tarball.
* Bump the debhelper compatibility level to 8 with no changes.
* Update the copyright file to the latest DEP 5 candidate format and
bump the year on my copyright notice.
2010-06-28 - Peter Pentchev <>
ethstats (1.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a couple of patches:
- use Getopt::Std
- add the -n period option to configure the polling interval
- add the -i iface option to only watch a single interface
* Convert to the 3.0 (quilt) source format.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.0 with no changes.
* Convert the copyright file to the DEP 5 format and bump the year of
my copyright notice.
* Add the Vcs-Svn and Vcs-Browser source control fields.

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