Packets Dropped Linux Server

GEEKS !!

Remember ifconfig command that your have used a lot during your RHCE Training or any Red Hat Linux Training.

Sometime you might experience that your Linux server is not responding in the way expected. Clients complain of high response time and slower communication.

One thing that you need to check is that whether your NIC is working properly or not. Check if there are packets in queue or packets dropped. If you find that is happening. Time to check your NIC, might be replace it and don’t forget to check the cables etc.

Before you do anything, you need to check about packets in queue or packets dropped. Though that information is available when you issue “ifconfig” command.

But do try giving –

ip -s link

It give you precise and bottom line data that you are looking for.

Here is a small illustration from my machine.

ip command showing network stats

ip command showing network stats

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