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runts and gaints

Hi,

What is the significance of the runts and gaints field shown in the show interface command. where it is used ? Any link on cisco website ?

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Cisco Employee

Re: runts and gaints

Hi,

Runts are frames received that are smaller than the minimum IEEE 802.3 frame size (64 bytes for Ethernet), and with a bad CRC.

See:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/53.shtml#Runts

Giants are frames received that exceed the maximum IEEE 802.3 frame size (1518 bytes for non-jumbo Ethernet) and have a bad Frame Check Sequence (FCS).

See:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/53.shtml#Giants

and

http://www.cisco.com/warp/customer/473/53.shtml#Jumbos_Giants_and_Baby_Giants

HTH,

Bobby

New Member

Re: runts and gaints

If you're seeing runts and giants on the same interface, it's typically going to be a bad interface/NIC or cabling issue.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00800a7af0.shtml#ustand

New Member

Re: runts and gaints

90% of the time when I see runts and giants on an Ethernet interface, its a speed/duplex mismatch (i.e., one side is usually auto/auto and the other side is hard-set 100/full)

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