netstat -i throws warning message

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3

Situation

With 'netstat -i' on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3 the warning " warning: no inet socket available: No such file or directory" is printed to stdout:

# netstat -i
warning: no inet socket available: No such file or directory
Kernel Interface table
Iface   MTU Met    RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR    TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP TX-OVR Flg
eth0   1500   0     1089      0      0      0      878      0      0      0 BMNRU
lo    16436   0       90      0      0      0       90      0      0      0 LRU

Resolution

On SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Pack 3 there's no solution to prohibit the warning. However the message is not based on a problem and doesn't cause one either. The warning can be safely ignored. The warning was removed on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Service Pack 4

Cause


Additional Information


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  • Document ID:7005615
  • Creation Date: 02-Apr-2010
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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