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Date:      Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:54:43 -0500
From:      Dan Nelson <dnelson@allantgroup.com>
To:        Cipta H <ciphwn@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: netstat -NM uses
Message-ID:  <20090316145443.GG24875@dan.emsphone.com>
In-Reply-To: <13b997e60903152102w384b82dcu559c0b53d3b864d0@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <13b997e60903152102w384b82dcu559c0b53d3b864d0@mail.gmail.com>

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In the last episode (Mar 16), Cipta H said:
> I found these options in netstat and I'm interested in what they're for:
> 
>      -M    Extract values associated with the name list from the specified
>            core instead of the default /dev/kmem.
> 
>      -N    Extract the name list from the specified system instead of the
>            default, which is the kernel image the system has booted from.
> 
> what are they for? Is it related to retrieving network data from another
> host / system? What are the uses of these options? Thanks

They're for extracting info from kernel crashdumps after the system has
rebooted.  ps, vmstat, and I think some other commands have them too.

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	Dan Nelson
	dnelson@allantgroup.com



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