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this is my "ifconfig" output: just look at the eth0 part and please tell me what is the deal ?

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr c8:0a:a9:34:65:77  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:478089989475630 errors:2868552821755665 dropped:956188568885850 overruns:478094284442925 frame:2390462832280035
          TX packets:478094284442925 errors:1912377137771700 dropped:0 overruns:478094284442925 carrier:956188568885850
          collisions:2390471422214625 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:478089989475630 (478.0 TB)  TX bytes:478094284442925 (478.0 TB)

yeah sure :)) sry ! it's a home computer (laptop), I shutdown it usually , so it hasn't been up for a long time . 12 hours maximum. I'm always connected to internet but not with eth0 but using wlan0. nothing happens when I restart and the counter is still the same . The manufacturer is Qualcomm Atheros and my system runs ubuntu x64.

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What kind of machine is this? Is it a home computer? Is it a server? How long has it been up? Is it facing the internet? What happens when you restart? Does the counter still stay the same? Who is the manufacturer of this ethernet card? Give us something man. –  Alaa Ali Sep 27 '13 at 9:09

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