APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

SCO Unix TCP/IP and NFS FAQ


Some material is very old and may be incorrect today

© December 2003 (various)

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

Why do I have collisions in "netstat -i" on SCO Unix ?

Collisions are a normal event on an ethernet network- that's the way Ethernet works- and the more hosts you have, the more collisions you have (unless you use switches). So it's the percentage of collisions that indicates a problem- rough rule of thumb says 3% or so is acceptable, but this depends on your lan and the type of work done: if you had 6 PC's and a server doing typical data input work, I'd expect to see near 0 collisions. On the other hand, if you had a large number of hosts all busy transferring data files back and forth, I'd expect to see a lot more..

This article was written when hubs were common and switches were rare. You shouldn't see collisions now.


If you found something useful today, please consider a small donation.



Got something to add? Send me email.





(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

->
-> (SCO Unix) Why do I have collisions in 'netstat -i' ?


Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Take Control of Numbers

Are Your Bits Flipped?

Take Control of High Sierra

Photos: A Take Control Crash Course

El Capitan: A Take Control Crash Course






Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us


Printer Friendly Version





One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that, lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of their C programs. (Robert Firth)




Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts


This post tagged:

FAQ

Networking



Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode