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The "nfacct" project

What are the nfacct?

nfacct is the command line tool to create/retrieve/delete accounting objects


nfacct requires libnetfilter_acct, libmnl and a kernel that features the nfnetlink_acct subsystem. For officially released kernels, this means 3.3.

Main Features

  • listing the objects of the nfacct table in plain text/XML
  • atomically get and reset objects of the nfacct table
  • adding new objects to the nfacct table
  • deleting objects from the nfacct table

Git Tree

The current development version of nfacct can be accessed at


The nfacct is written and maintained by Pablo Neira Ayuso.

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