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Plugin: freebsd.plugin Module: net.inet6.icmp6.stats


Collect information abou IPv6 ICMP

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.inet6.icmp6.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
icmp Enable or disable ICMP metric. auto no
icmp redirects Enable or disable ICMP redirects metric. auto no
icmp errors Enable or disable ICMP errors metric. auto no
icmp echos Enable or disable ICMP echos metric. auto no
icmp router Enable or disable ICMP router metric. auto no
icmp neighbor Enable or disable ICMP neighbor metric. auto no
icmp types Enable or disable ICMP types metric. auto 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.inet6.icmp6.stats instance

Collect IPv6 ICMP traffic statistics.

This scope has no labels.


Metric Dimensions Unit
ipv6.icmp received, sent messages/s
ipv6.icmpredir received, sent redirects/s
ipv6.icmperrors InErrors, OutErrors, InCsumErrors, InDestUnreachs, InPktTooBigs, InTimeExcds, InParmProblems, OutDestUnreachs, OutTimeExcds, OutParmProblems errors/s
ipv6.icmpechos InEchos, OutEchos, InEchoReplies, OutEchoReplies messages/s
ipv6.icmprouter InSolicits, OutSolicits, InAdvertisements, OutAdvertisements messages/s
ipv6.icmpneighbor InSolicits, OutSolicits, InAdvertisements, OutAdvertisements messages/s
ipv6.icmptypes InType1, InType128, InType129, InType136, OutType1, OutType128, OutType129, OutType133, OutType135, OutType143 messages/s


There are no alerts configured by default for this integration.

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