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unknown protocol drops

Hi, i found "unknown protocol drops" in show interface. Is there any document or clue of that statement?

The number of unknown protocol drops increase continuously. I saw it increased whenever i show interface.

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Re: unknown protocol drops

Hi, Could you post the log of "show interface"?

Regard,

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Re: unknown protocol drops

FastEthernet0/1/0 is up, line protocol is up

Hardware is FastEthernet, address is 0022.90c1.cc54 (bia 0022.90c1.cc54)

Description: Wireless Connection to GMF

Internet address is 10.15.1.1/29

MTU 1500 bytes, BW 3072 Kbit/sec, DLY 100 usec,

reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255

Encapsulation ARPA, loopback not set

Keepalive set (10 sec)

Full-duplex, 100Mb/s, 100BaseTX/FX

ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00

Last input 00:00:03, output 00:00:02, output hang never

Last clearing of "show interface" counters 00:25:57

Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0

Queueing strategy: fifo

Output queue: 0/40 (size/max)

5 minute input rate 6000 bits/sec, 5 packets/sec

5 minute output rate 4000 bits/sec, 4 packets/sec

61847 packets input, 7283224 bytes

Received 78 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles

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

0 watchdog

0 input packets with dribble condition detected

57825 packets output, 10575324 bytes, 0 underruns

0 output errors, 0 collisions, 0 interface resets

1 unknown protocol drops

29 unknown protocol drops

0 babbles, 0 late collision, 0 deferred

0 lost carrier, 0 no carrier

0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out

Serial0/3/0 is up, line protocol is up

Hardware is GT96K Serial

Description: Lonsum Sei Bejangkar Estate XL-MPLS Connection

Internet address is 10.172.115.222/30

MTU 1500 bytes, BW 512 Kbit/sec, DLY 20000 usec,

reliability 145/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255

Encapsulation PPP, LCP Open

REQsent: CDPCP

Open: IPCP, loopback not set

Keepalive set (10 sec)

CRC checking enabled

Last input 00:00:06, output 00:00:01, output hang never

Last clearing of "show interface" counters 00:26:03

Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0

Queueing strategy: weighted fair

Output queue: 0/1000/64/0 (size/max total/threshold/drops)

Conversations 0/24/256 (active/max active/max total)

Reserved Conversations 0/0 (allocated/max allocated)

Available Bandwidth 384 kilobits/sec

5 minute input rate 2000 bits/sec, 6 packets/sec

5 minute output rate 1000 bits/sec, 4 packets/sec

2681 packets input, 243296 bytes, 0 no buffer

Received 0 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles

38751 input errors, 38751 CRC, 8368 frame, 1401 overrun, 0 ignored, 10089 abort

2917 packets output, 273432 bytes, 0 underruns

0 output errors, 0 collisions, 0 interface resets

3 unknown protocol drops

102 unknown protocol drops

0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out

0 carrier transitions

DCD=up DSR=up DTR=up RTS=up CTS=up

I posted two of all four interfaces in the router.

All my router's interface are showing the "unknown protocol drops"

It's wierd that when i use Solarwind "SNMP real time graph" using "ifInUnknownProtos" with OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.15, it shows nothing but zero value

Regards,

Charles Chia

Re: unknown protocol drops

Thank you for your posted.

These per-interface counters that record packets with unknown (or unconfigured) protocol received.

I recommend clear your counters, and put Wireshark on the line. Could be like ATM from the remote...

and if you can, it's better to change the configuration of the network, and adjust it when these counters are high.

HTH

Community Member

Re: unknown protocol drops

I've already cleared the counters several times and it still shows increasing number on the unknown protocol drops. It even show up in the LAN interface. The LAN itself is simple. Is there any document that can give justification of what can make the unknown protocol drops value appears?

So far, i think that it should be layer 2 (STP, hdlc) or layer 3 protocol (SNA, ipx, appletalk, etc) that unrecognized or misconfigured by default configured router.

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Re: unknown protocol drops

Once you sniff the traffic with something like Wireshark it will tell you everything that is running on the cable. You can then look for odd/suspicious traffic types and go from there.

If you can't do this on the machine plugged into the port - you could possibly try setting up a SPAN port that will forward a copy to another port.

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Re: unknown protocol drops

Hello Charles,

there have been other threads about this.

There is a bug that increments by one the unknown protocol drops each time you issue sh interface.

In one thread the bug id is mentioned you can search using the right top box called "search netpro"

Edit:

See

http://forum.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/NetProf?page=netprof&forum=Network%20Infrastructure&topic=LAN%2C%20Switching%20and%20Routing&topicID=.ee71a04&CommCmd=MB%3Fcmd%3Dpass_through%26location%3Doutline%40^1%40%40.2cd28bfa/1#selected_message

bug-id CSCsx18388

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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