[Oisf-users] Suricata Bytes count

Jeremy A. Grove jgrove at quadrantsec.com
Wed Oct 9 15:16:29 UTC 2019

Hello World, 

I have a need to report on the amount of bytes that Suricata has processed. When looking at the stats output, the only mention of bytes that I see is under 'decoder'. I also notice that the number of recorded Kernel packets and the number of decoder packets is different. A few questions come from this. 

Is it safe to assume that I do not have a total byte count for all traffic as the bytes seem to only be what has been processed by a decoder? 

Is there a way for me to find the total byte count? 

What explains the difference between the packets in kernel vs the packets in decoder? 

Was there a reason for the exclusion of the byte count in total? 

I have given example numbers below. 



Jeremy Grove, SSCP 
Security Engineer 
Quadrant Information Security 

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