I want to tell what ports are available on a Cisco switch... would it be safe to use "show interfaces counters" if the switch has been up for a long time and use the ports that show 0-1000 packets/bytes of throughput? Most of the ports are in the billions+ and several are at 0.. but there are some at 1000 and I was "guessing/assuming" that those ports are just noise?
Or is there a better way to identify free ports so we can tell what is/isn't used rather than just looking at plugged in cables that never have been removed?
A friend just suggested "show int summary" and to go by the asterisks THEN by the counters...
Anyone have any better ideas or is that a pretty thorough way to handle it?
Thank you in advance!