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Plugin: freebsd.plugin Module: net.inet.icmp.stats


Collect information about ICMP traffic.

The plugin calls sysctl function to collect necessary data.

This collector is supported on all platforms.

This collector supports collecting metrics from multiple instances of this integration, including remote instances.

Default Behavior


This integration doesn’t support auto-detection.


The default configuration for this integration does not impose any limits on data collection.

Performance Impact

The default configuration for this integration is not expected to impose a significant performance impact on the system.



No action required.



The configuration file name for this integration is netdata.conf. Configuration for this specific integration is located in the [plugin:freebsd:net.inet.icmp.stats] section within that file.

The file format is a modified INI syntax. The general structure is:

    option1 = some value
    option2 = some other value

    option3 = some third value

You can edit the configuration file using the edit-config script from the Netdata config directory.

cd /etc/netdata 2>/dev/null || cd /opt/netdata/etc/netdata
sudo ./edit-config netdata.conf


Name Description Default Required
IPv4 ICMP packets Enable or disable IPv4 ICMP packets metric. yes no
IPv4 ICMP error Enable or disable IPv4 ICMP error metric. yes no
IPv4 ICMP messages Enable or disable IPv4 ICMP messages metric. yes no


There are no configuration examples.


Metrics grouped by scope.

The scope defines the instance that the metric belongs to. An instance is uniquely identified by a set of labels.

Per net.inet.icmp.stats instance

These metrics show ICMP connections statistics.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
ipv4.icmp received, sent packets/s
ipv4.icmp_errors InErrors, OutErrors, InCsumErrors packets/s
ipv4.icmpmsg InEchoReps, OutEchoReps, InEchos, OutEchos packets/s


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.

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