pmdanetfilter — Linux netfilter IP connection tracking performance metrics domain agent (PMDA)


pmdanetfilter is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports metric values from the IP connection tracking module in the Linux kernel.


Install the netfilter PMDA by using the Install script as root:

     # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/netfilter
     # ./Install

To uninstall, do the following as root:

     # cd $PCP_PMDAS_DIR/netfilter
     # ./Remove

pmdanetfilter is launched by pmcd(1) and should never be executed  directly. The Install and Remove scripts notify pmcd(1) when the  agent is installed or removed.



installation script for the pmdanetfilter agent


undo installation script for the pmdanetfilter agent


default log file for error messages from pmdanetfilter

PCP Environment

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables.  The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative  configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

See Also

PCPIntro(1) and pmcd(1).


PCP Performance Co-Pilot