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The "libnetfilter_acct" project

What is libnetfilter_acct?

libnetfilter_acct is the userspace library providing interface to extended accounting infrastructure.

libnetfilter_acct is used by nfacct.


libnetfilter_acct requires libmnl and a kernel that includes the nfnetlink_acct subsystem (i.e. 3.3 or later).

Main Features

  • creating accounting objects
  • retrieving accounting objects (and atomically set to zero)
  • deleting accounting objects

For the nfnetlink_acct subsystem.


You can check the library documentation generated in doxygen format.

Git Tree

The current development version of libnetfilter_acct can be accessed at


libnfnetlink_acct has been written by Pablo Neira Ayuso.

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