ifconfig RX, TX packet errors

ifconfig RX, TX packet errors

Post by Kevin Mille » Wed, 08 Jun 1994 23:57:27



I'm a newbie in UNIX and Linux land.  I have my box up and on the
net.  It's just that after one day I have .5 Million RX packet errors.

here is the result of an ifconfig.  Any suggestions or queries for
more input?

======================================================================

lo        Link encap Local Loopback  
          inet addr 127.0.0.1  Bcast 127.255.255.255  Mask 255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU 2000  Metric 1
          RX packets 0 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0
          TX packets 0 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0

eth0      Link encap 10Mbps Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C8:2E:1C:3B
          inet addr 141.233.131.81  Bcast 141.233.255.255  Mask
255.255.248.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING  MTU 1500  Metric 1
          RX packets 564227 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0
          TX packets 923 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0

+--------------------------------------------------------------------+

+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Why, What are we going to do tonight, Brain?                       |
| Same thing we do every night, Pinky.                               |
| Try to take over the world.                                        |
|-They're Dinky they're Pinky and the Brain Brain Brain Brain Brain  |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+

 
 
 

ifconfig RX, TX packet errors

Post by Donald Beck » Sat, 11 Jun 1994 12:20:55




Quote:>I'm a newbie in UNIX and Linux land.  I have my box up and on the
>net.  It's just that after one day I have .5 Million RX packet errors.

>here is the result of an ifconfig.  Any suggestions or queries for
>more input?
>eth0      Link encap 10Mbps Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C8:2E:1C:3B
...
>          RX packets 564227 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0
>          TX packets 923 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0

It's poorly presented, but you have *0* packet errors, not 564227.

Check /proc/net/dev for confirmation, and a more descriptive presentation of
device statistics.

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ifconfig RX, TX packet errors

Post by Ron Smi » Sun, 12 Jun 1994 22:01:13


    Kevin> I'm a newbie in UNIX and Linux land.  I have my box up and
    Kevin> on the net.  It's just that after one day I have .5 Million
    Kevin> RX packet errors.

    Kevin> here is the result of an ifconfig.  Any suggestions or
    Kevin> queries for more input?

    Kevin> ======================================================================

    Kevin> lo Link encap Local Loopback inet addr 127.0.0.1 Bcast
    Kevin> 127.255.255.255 Mask 255.0.0.0 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU 2000
    Kevin> Metric 1 RX packets 0 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0 TX
    Kevin> packets 0 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0

    Kevin> eth0 Link encap 10Mbps Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:C8:2E:1C:3B
    Kevin> inet addr 141.233.131.81 Bcast 141.233.255.255 Mask
    Kevin> 255.255.248.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MTU 1500 Metric 1 RX
    Kevin> packets 564227 errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0 TX packets 923
    Kevin> errors 0 dropped 0 overrun 0

You are reading it wrong. The card has sent 564227 packages, it has
received 923 packets and it DID NOT have _*any*_ errors.

Sorry, but it's all in the reading
--

                Ron Smits


/*-( My opinions are my opinions, My boss's opinions are his opinions )-*/
/*-(                They might not be the same                        )-*/

 
 
 

1. How do I stop ifconfig RX|TX from maxing-out on 2147483647 packets?

Hi Folks, does anyone know how to stop ifconfigs reported glass cieling of
RX | TX  2147483647 packets?

This happens on a fairly busy machine of mine that appears to have its RX |
TX counter 'stuck' (according to ifconfig) once this has reached 2147483647
packets.

Here is net-tools version data from the offending machine:


net-tools-1.55-1mdk

net-tools 1.55
netstat 1.38 (1999-04-20)
Fred Baumgarten, Alan Cox, Bernd Eckenfels, Phil Blundell, Tuan Hoang and
others
+NEW_ADDRT +RTF_IRTT +RTF_REJECT +FW_MASQUERADE +I18N
AF: (inet) +UNIX +INET +INET6 +IPX +AX25 +NETROM +ATALK +ECONET +ROSE
HW:  +ETHER +ARC +SLIP +PPP +TUNNEL +TR +AX25 +NETROM +FR +ROSE +ASH +SIT
+FDDI +HIPPI +HDLC/LAPB
--

Has anyone seen this problem before?

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