In this chapter, we review the tools available to monitor networking within and between Solaris systems. We examine tools for systemwide network statistics and per-process statistics.
The following list of terms related to network analysis also serves as an overview of the topics in this section.
Packets. Network interface packet counts can be fetched from
netstat -i and roughly indicate network activity.
Bytes. Measuring throughput in terms of bytes is useful because interface maximum throughput is measured in comparable terms, bits/sec. Byte statistics for interfaces are provided by Kstat, SNMP,
Utilization. Heavy network use can degrade application response. The
nicstat tool calculates ...