Runts and Giants on 3750

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Feb 22nd, 2009
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My 3750 is showing the following errors (runts,giants,input errors):

FastEthernet 1/0/13

VPN Concentrator

0 runts, 5 giants, 0 throttles

22 input errors, 17 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored

FastEthernet 1/0/2

Trunk to ASA Firewall

561 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles

562 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored

Should I clear the stats down first and check later? If so how?

Also in basic terms are these errors?

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JamesLuther Sun, 02/22/2009 - 12:41
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To clear the statistics then type

clear interface fa1/0/13

clear interface fa1/0/2

runts are packets that are too small to be classed as a normal packet. Giants are packets larger than the MTU size of the port. CRC is checksum faiulure ie packet corrupted

The input errors are a total count of all errors.

Detailed explanation can be found


whiteford Sun, 02/22/2009 - 12:44
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Should the stats clear straight away? I ran those commands and the same stats remain.


Looks like clear counter interface fa1/0/13 etc did it.

adamclarkuk_2 Sun, 02/22/2009 - 12:49
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Try the clear counters command

clear counters [interface-id]


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