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A quickly incrementing number of Corr Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Uncorr FEC errors in the output of

a show cable hop command. Corr FEC errors indicates data that was corrupted by upstream noise but was able to
be recovered.Uncorr FEC errors indicate data that was corrupted by upstream noise and was not able to be
recovered resulting in lost data and slower performance. A sample output from the show cable hop command is
shown below.
uBR7246-VXR# show cable hop cable 3/0
Upstream Port Poll Missed Min Missed Hop Hop Corr Uncorr
Port Status Rate Poll Poll Poll Thres Period FEC FEC
(ms) Count Sample Pcnt Pcnt (sec) Errors Errors
Cable3/0/U0 25.200 Mhz 34 * * * set to fixed frequency * * * 196 55
Cable3/0/U1 25.200 Mhz 34 * * * set to fixed frequency * * * 1655 160
Cable3/0/U2 25.200 Mhz 34 * * * set to fixed frequency * * * 76525 9790
Cable3/0/U3 25.200 Mhz 34 * * * set to fixed frequency * * * 501 77
Cable3/0/U4 admindown 34 * * * interface is down * * * 0 0
Cable3/0/U5 admindown 34 * * * interface is down * * * 0 0
In the example above, each active upstream port on cable 3/0 seems to have experienced packet loss due to noise.
Upstream port 0 seems to be the least affected and upstream port 2 seems to be the most heavily affected. The
important factor to note is how quickly the FEC Errors are incrementing rather than the total number of errors