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 From:  Dave Warren <maillist at devilsplayground dot net>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] interfaces status inaccuracies?
 Date:  Sat, 28 Aug 2004 23:13:00 -0600
Chris Buechler wrote:

>Sounds like I was assuming it was backwards since I download more than
>I upload, though probably not by as much of a margin as most people. 
>Now that I look at it again, that makes sense assuming m0n0wall uses
>in/out terminology the same way Cisco does (i.e. from the perspective
>of the device.  Inbound is coming into the firewall on that interface,
>outbound is going out from the firewall on that interface)
>The numbers make even less sense now though, unless the counters roll
>over when they get to a certain point.  I've definitely downloaded
>more than 39.77 MB from the internet to my LAN in the 5.5 days those
>counters should cover.  Probably more like 4 GB if I had to guess.
I'm about 99% sure that they roll over at 2^32 (4GB)

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