[CentOS] tool for packet detection

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 30 09:55:34 UTC 2009

From: Agnello George <agnello.dsouza at gmail.com>
> I have small query, all our server are centos based 5 and 5.2 . We are looking 
> ofr a tool to that measure packet loss. we have servers in two IDC's bothin 
> the US  and we are trying  to download a 2gb file from the internet. Some 
> server are able to download the file at a higher  b/w rate in one IDC ...while 
> servers at he the other  IDC download the same file at a lowe b/w rate . Is 
> ther any tool to measure packet losses. 
> Thanks a lot  !   

In the mean time, ifconfig shows you the values for errors/dropped/collisions...
You can also see them in /proc/net/dev



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