To view information about a particular interface, use the show interface command. The show interface command provides the following list of important information:

Interface State (e.g. UP, DOWN, LOOPED)
Protocol addresses
Reliability and Load
Encapsulation type
Packet Rates
Error Rates
Signaling Status (i.e. DCD,DSR,DTR,RTS,CTS)

The following is an example of a “show interface serial0″ output:

Router#show interface serial 0
Serial0 is up, line protocol is down
Hardware is QUICC Serial
Internet address is
MTU 1500 bytes, BW 1544 Kbit, DLY 20000 usec, rely 255/255, load 1/255
Encapsulation FRAME-RELAY, loopback not set, keepalive set (10 sec)
LMI enq sent 207603, LMI stat recvd 113715, LMI upd recvd 0, DTE LMI
LMI enq recvd 0, LMI stat sent 0, LMI upd sent 0
LMI DLCI 1023 LMI type is CISCO frame relay DTE
Broadcast queue 0/64, broadcasts sent/dropped 0/0, interface broadcasts
Last input 1w, output 00:00:08, output hang never
Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
Input queue: 0/75/0 (size/max/drops); Total output drops: 0
Queueing strategy: weighted fair
Output queue: 0/64/0 (size/threshold/drops)
Conversations 0/1 (active/max active)
Reserved Conversations 0/0 (allocated/max allocated)
5 minute input rate 1000 bits/sec, 1 packets/sec
5 minute output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
1012272 packets input, 91255488 bytes, 0 no buffer
Received 916 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants
18519 input errors, 0 CRC, 17796 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored, 723 abort
283132 packets output, 13712011 bytes, 0 underruns
0 output errors, 0 collisions, 31317 interface resets
0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
3 carrier transitions
DCD=up DSR=up DTR=up RTS=up CTS=up

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