GetIpStatistics function (iphlpapi.h)

The GetIpStatistics function retrieves the IP statistics for the current computer.

Syntax

IPHLPAPI_DLL_LINKAGE ULONG GetIpStatistics(
  PMIB_IPSTATS Statistics
);

Parameters

Statistics

A pointer to a MIB_IPSTATS structure that receives the IP statistics for the local computer.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NO_ERROR.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes.

Return code Description
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
The pStats parameter is NULL, or GetIpStatistics is unable to write to the memory pointed to by the pStats parameter.
Other
Use the FormatMessage function to obtain the message string for the returned error.

Remarks

The GetIpStatistics function returns the statistics for IPv4 on the current computer. On Windows XP and later, the GetIpStatisticsEx can be used to obtain the IP statistics for either IPv4 or IPv6.

Examples

The following example retrieves the IPv4 statistics for the local computer and prints values from the returned data.

#ifndef UNICODE
#define UNICODE
#endif

#include <winsock2.h>
#include <ws2tcpip.h>
#include <iphlpapi.h>
#include <stdio.h>

#pragma comment(lib, "iphlpapi.lib")

#define MALLOC(x) HeapAlloc(GetProcessHeap(), 0, (x))
#define FREE(x) HeapFree(GetProcessHeap(), 0, (x))

/* Note: could also use malloc() and free() */

int main()
{

    DWORD dwRetval;
    MIB_IPSTATS *pStats;

    pStats = (MIB_IPSTATS *) MALLOC(sizeof (MIB_IPSTATS));

    if (pStats == NULL) {
        wprintf(L"Unable to allocate memory for MIB_IPSTATS\n");
        exit(1);
    }
    dwRetval = GetIpStatistics(pStats);
    if (dwRetval != NO_ERROR) {
        wprintf(L"GetIpStatistics call failed with %d\n", dwRetval);
        exit(1);
    } else {

        wprintf(L"IP forwarding: \t\t" );
        switch (pStats->dwForwarding) {
        case MIB_IP_FORWARDING: 
            wprintf(L"Enabled\n");
            break;
        case MIB_IP_NOT_FORWARDING: 
            wprintf(L"Disabled\n");
            break;
        default: 
            wprintf(L"unknown value = %d\n", pStats->dwForwarding);
            break;
        }
        
        wprintf(L"Default initial TTL: \t\t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwDefaultTTL);

        wprintf(L"Number of received datagrams: \t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwInReceives);
        wprintf(L"Number of received datagrams with header errors: \t%u\n", pStats->dwInHdrErrors);
        wprintf(L"Number of received datagrams with address errors: \t%u\n", pStats->dwInAddrErrors);

        wprintf(L"Number of datagrams forwarded: \t\t\t\t%ld\n", pStats->dwForwDatagrams);

        wprintf(L"Number of received datagrams with an unknown protocol: \t%u\n", pStats->dwInUnknownProtos);
        wprintf(L"Number of received datagrams discarded: \t\t%u\n", pStats->dwInDiscards);
        wprintf(L"Number of received datagrams delivered: \t\t%u\n", pStats->dwInDelivers);

        wprintf(L"Number of outgoing datagrams requested to transmit: \t%u\n", pStats->dwOutRequests);
        wprintf(L"Number of outgoing datagrams discarded for routing: \t%u\n", pStats->dwRoutingDiscards);
        wprintf(L"Number of outgoing datagrams discarded: \t\t%u\n", pStats->dwOutDiscards);
        wprintf(L"Number of outgoing datagrams with no route to destination discarded: %u\n", pStats->dwOutNoRoutes);

        wprintf(L"Fragment reassembly timeout: \t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwReasmTimeout);
        wprintf(L"Number of datagrams that required reassembly: \t\t%u\n", pStats->dwReasmReqds);
        wprintf(L"Number of datagrams successfully reassembled: \t\t%u\n", pStats->dwReasmOks);
        wprintf(L"Number of datagrams that could not be reassembled: \t%u\n", pStats->dwReasmFails);

        wprintf(L"Number of datagrams fragmented successfully: \t\t%u\n", pStats->dwFragOks);
        wprintf(L"Number of datagrams not fragmented and discarded: \t%u\n", pStats->dwFragFails);
        wprintf(L"Number of fragments created: \t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwFragCreates);

        wprintf(L"Number of interfaces: \t\t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwNumIf);
        wprintf(L"Number of IP addresses: \t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwNumAddr);
        wprintf(L"Number of routes: \t\t\t\t\t%u\n", pStats->dwNumRoutes);
    }

// Free memory allocated for the MIB_IPSTATS structure
    if (pStats)
        FREE(pStats);

    return 0;
}

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header iphlpapi.h
Library Iphlpapi.lib
DLL Iphlpapi.dll

See also

GetIcmpStatistics

GetIpStatisticsEx

GetTcpStatistics

GetUdpStatistics

IP Helper Function Reference

IP Helper Start Page

MIB_IPSTATS