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Old 09-10-2002
Further question on 'ifconfig' output

I asked a similar question earlier and got a very good answer but a new doubt came up. This is a few lines of a '/sbin/ifconfig' command on my PC:

RX packets:3781025 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1941909 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

Does the RX and TX packets number shown here represent the number of correctly received packets or the total number of packets?
That is, to obtain the correct number of received packets, do we have to subtract the number of errors, dropped, and so forth?

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Old 09-10-2002
RX is the # of received packets. incoming packets.

TX is the # of sent or transferred packets. outgoing packets.

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