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When I query my server's network interface stats using either ifconfig or ip -s they're limited to 999GB and then roll over to 0GB, starting again. Is it possible to change the configuration somehow to allow stats logging in the terabyte range? Or use a different logging tool? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.

$ uname -p
x86_64

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS
Release:        20.04
Codename:       focal

Many thanks.

Edit to add requested information. enp4s0 is the LAN side of my firewall and the total has only recently just reset back to 0GB. I'll provide updates in due course.

ifconfig output:

$ ifconfig enp4s0
enp4s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.54.141  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.54.255
        ether 00:26:2d:24:91:43  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 47559414  bytes 8105358582 (8.1 GB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 9  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 126168339  bytes 183503412184 (183.5 GB)
        TX errors 1  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
        device interrupt 18

ip outout:

$ ip -s -h link show enp4s0
4: enp4s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:26:2d:24:91:43 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast
    8.11G      47.6M    0       9       0       3.38k
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns
    184G       126M     1       0       0       0
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Both ifconfig and ip show stats in appropriate unit depending on the amount of data to be displayed. Can you provide outputs showing before and after unit rollover?

Here's output from Ubuntu 16.04.4 x86_64 server:

$ lsb_release -a
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS
Release:        16.04
Codename:       xenial

$ uname -p
x86_64

ifconfig output

$ ifconfig enp94s0f1
enp94s0f1 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 28:ac:9e:e7:a9:cd  
          inet addr:196.196.195.10  Bcast:196.196.195.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:11694856562 errors:0 dropped:38446 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:10658263823 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:6448839112903 (6.4 TB)  TX bytes:4392568782445 (4.3 TB)

ip output

$ ip -s -h link show enp94s0f1
3: enp94s0f1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 28:ac:9e:e7:a9:cd brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    RX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped overrun mcast   
    6.45T      11.7G    0       38.4k   0       0       
    TX: bytes  packets  errors  dropped carrier collsns 
    4.39T      10.7G    0       0       0       0 

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