Re: dropped packets
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 18:15:45 -0400

On 1998-07-31, wrote:

> it seems that my network card stats are going wrong (a basic ne2000 on
> isa bus). I give you a screenshot just taken after boot.

> mathieu @ gamma - ~ >ifconfig
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:65:01:77:2A
> RX packets:1 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
> TX packets:1 errors:2722 dropped:22 overruns:0
> Interrupt:10 Base address:0x300

> If I make some operations over network (list, copy, etc..), "errors"
> and "dropped" increase very fast...

This happens because/when the format of /proc/net/dev changes.
Sounds like your ifconfig is too old. You should get 1.45 or so at: or


Hank Leininger <>

P.S. Next time check out /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes :)

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