The total number of packets is the Tx + Rx packets but the actual performance of the port depends on whether it was configured as half duplex or full duplex. If full duplex then the port is able to transmit and receive packets at the same time. If half duplex (more common in low end applications)the port either handles Tx packets or Rx packets.
ilug at linux.ie wrote:
< On Tue, May 14, 2002 at 04:36:05PM +0800, Kieran OSullivan wrote:
< > Given the following output of the ifconfig, can anyone tell me if I want
< > to get the total number of packets do I add the TX and RX figures. I've
< > looked all over and can't find the answer for this one.
< > RX packets:1295 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
< > TX packets:1163 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
< Where's the confusion ? Every packet going through the card is either
< transmitted (TX) or received (RX) so if you want to know the total number of
< packets handled by the card, TX+RX is the answer.
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