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Old 08-11-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
Amy84
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ifconfig RX packets error


Hey,

I needed my ifconfig for something else, I noted that I have RX packets errors. What does this mean? It's properly a silly question but I just want to make sure this isn't gonna cause any problems.

This is my ifconfig:

Code:
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:226190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:226190 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:139361891 (132.9 Mb)  TX bytes:139361891 (132.9 Mb)

vmnic0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:60:56:68:D5
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:11267037 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:9741485 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1296275788 (1236.2 Mb)  TX bytes:1005227665 (958.6 Mb)
          Interrupt:185

vmnic1    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:15:60:56:68:D4
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:193

vmnic2    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:23:C6:AD:E4
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2978832 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:391255676 (373.1 Mb)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Base address:0x6000 Memory:fdfe0000-fe000000

vmnic3    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:23:C6:AD:E5
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Base address:0x6040 Memory:fdfc0000-fdfe0000

vmnic4    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:23:C6:AD:E6
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Base address:0x6080 Memory:fdfa0000-fdfc0000

vmnic5    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:04:23:C6:AD:E7
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Base address:0x60c0 Memory:fdf80000-fdfa0000

vswif0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:56:40:02:32
          inet addr:192.168.32.160  Bcast:192.168.32.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:4942768 errors:3 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:4548252 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:73058684 (69.6 Mb)  TX bytes:685381607 (653.6 Mb)
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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You're misreading it.

It tells you how many RX (Received) packets you had THEN tells you how many errors you had which was 0 on all the interfaces you listed so you had no errors.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 10:05 AM   #3
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Hey jlightner,

Thanks for your reply.

I meant the last one: vswif0 (the one I made red) Ore am I still reading this the wrong way and just miss understanding you.
If so, sorry.. Just trying to learn here
 
Old 08-11-2009, 10:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Amy84 View Post
Hey jlightner,

Thanks for your reply.

I meant the last one: vswif0 (the one I made red) Ore am I still reading this the wrong way and just miss understanding you.
If so, sorry.. Just trying to learn here

if the errors are not increasing, then nothing to worry about.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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Thanks!

That makes the end of my day much more relaxing.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 10:50 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Amy84 View Post
Hey jlightner,

Thanks for your reply.

I meant the last one: vswif0 (the one I made red) Ore am I still reading this the wrong way and just miss understanding you.
If so, sorry.. Just trying to learn here
That'll teach me - I didn't realize there was a scroll bar to see more of your NICs so never saw the one in red until just now.
 
  


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