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The Interface plugin collects information about the traffic (octets), packets and errors of interfaces. If you're not interested in all interfaces but want to exclude some, or only collect information of some selected interfaces, you can select the "interesting" interfaces using the plugin's configuration.

This plugin also is necessary for seeing collectd's debug information on syslog.


<Plugin "interface">
  Interface "lo"
  Interface "sit0"
  IgnoreSelected true

Example graphs

Plugin-traffic.png Plugin-traffic-if packets.png Plugin-traffic-if errors.png


  • Linux
    • /proc-file system
  • Solaris
    • kstat_read(3KSTAT)
  • Mac OS X / Dawin, possibly others
    • getifaddrs
  • Other