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Conntrackd and Stats with netfilter

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We use conntrackd project to save NAT connections. Recently we noticed that with the change of the kernel version also changed format logs(disappeared amount of transferred packets and bytes).

My question is:
Is it possible to restore the record containing the number of packets and bytes transferred in connection?

posted Aug 1, 2013 by Jagan Mishra

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You can do
echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_acct

If you want to have start time of the conntrack entries, you can also do
echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_timestamp

answer Aug 1, 2013 by Salil Agrawal
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