Ethernet diagnostics software
dave at thesmithfam.org
Sat Mar 25 10:27:48 MST 2006
Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, rorith at kydance.net wrote:
>> Output of ifconfig. Notice the 'RX/TX Packets' lines, with errors,
>> dropped, and whatnot.
>> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:1A:19:2F:76
>> inet addr:188.8.131.52 Bcast:184.108.40.206
>> inet6 addr: fe80::200:1aff:fe19:2f76/64 Scope:Link
>> UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
>> RX packets:52551893 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>> TX packets:59455918 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>> collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>> RX bytes:6905352431 (6585.4 Mb) TX bytes:39305941535
>> (37485.0 Mb)
> I forgot that ifconfig did that. Good reminder.
By the way, now I'm coming at you over 700 feet of cat5e cable, with a
splice at 430 feet. The IEEE 802.3 engineers would be proud that their
protocol performed so well beyond the spec. One note: I had to run at
10Mbps at this distance, while I was able to run at 100Mbps at 430 feet.
Also, I couldn't get any connectivity at 1000 feet (just link lights,
but no data).
This has been a fun experiment. Thanks for the comments on ifconfig and mtr.
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