Excessive runts and giants
I have a Compaq, witha ThunderLan NIC, connected to a Cisco Switch.
Straight connection, no hub or anything in between.
On the Cisco, the monitor shows a high degree of Runts. Over a 1 min
period, with the link running 50% util over 100Mbps half-duples, I see about
10 collisions, and a few hundred runts, plus a dozen giants.
The collisions are OK, I can believe the switch and the NIC start talking at
the same time. Why runts? I have changed the patch cord, no effect, or at
least no noticable effect. Even more surprising are the giants.
Any clues where to look? I am putting of swapping the NIC, as that will
involve a reboot.
Also, is there a list of incompatible Auto-Sensing between vendors? I have
seen reference to this, just wondering if there is documentation on it.