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On Solaris 10 say I wanted to capture the total bytes TCP bytes received and sent.

Using netstat -s, it seems like the sum of these 2 values gives the total TCP bytes in:

tcpInInorderBytes   =821116956
tcpInUnorderBytes   =803451

While this value gives me the total TCP bytes out:

tcpOutDataBytes     =481714121

Would that be a correct assumption, or am I missing something?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You are correct, input bytes is the sum of tcpInInorderBytes + tcpInUnorderBytes and the output bytes is tcpOutDataBytes

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Excellent, thanks – Hoofamon Nov 10 '11 at 3:57

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