a command from Linux POSIX operating system able to give information about the IP network.

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Why are there so many network interfaces in OS X? [duplicate]

The ifconfig command prints this output: lo0 gif0 stf0 en0 en1 fw0 en2 bridge0 p2p0 vnic0 vnic1 IsĀ it normal to have all these interfaces?
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ifconfig shows no active connection (Mac os X)

I'm running os x 10.9.1. In terminal, just ran the ifconfig command, and despite having an active internet connection via USB dongle, none of the interfaces read any inet or inet6 address (except ...
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Why can we add virtual interface using `iw dev <devname> interface add…`

I knows that with mac80211 we can create multiple virtual interfaces on one physical device. From iw's official docs I found this could be done by these two commands: iw dev <devname> interface ...
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IP for virtual interface gets assigned to physical interface

I'm configuring a physical NIC and a virtual interface based on it as follows in /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto eth0:1 iface eth0:1 inet manual post-up ifconfig ...
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What is creating the utun0 network interface on OSX? What is for? What is it exactly?

What is creating the utun0 network interface on OSX? What is it being used for? What is it exactly? The interface only appears after connecting to the Ethernet or turning on the Wi-Fi and goes away ...
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Will dead network hardware still show up in Ubuntu ifconfig?

I have an Intel NUC and I suspect the onboard ethernet port died, but I'm surprised it still shows up in Ubuntu as eth0 in ifconfig. Is this behavior to be expected, or should I suspect some other ...
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Where is this IPv6 address coming from?

When I run ifconfig (after rebooting) on my FreeBSD 8.4 system it outputs this: inet6 fe80::225:90ff:fe10:7e84%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 inet6 xxxx:xxxx:1009::2 prefixlen 64 ...
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Run ifconfig without sudo

I have an embedded Linux running on a imx6 platform. This is a freescale embedded linux. The problem is that there is no sudo available for this linux, but I need to activate and deactivate the wlan0 ...
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VMware vmnet2 routes collide with en0

I am getting the following error when starting a vagrant box: gajus:vagrant gajus$ vagrant up Bringing machine 'default' up with 'vmware_fusion' provider... ==> default: Checking if box ...
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What is the IP address of my home computer from the perspective of the outside world? [duplicate]

What is the IP address of my home computer from the perspective of the outside world? I need this in order to grant myself permissions to connect to a mysql database on a work server. I'm working on ...
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How to get current value of txqueuelen on Linux

I know the following command can set txqueuelen in Linux: ifconfig eth1 txqueuelen 4096 But how can I get current txqueuelen of a specific interface? I've tried ifconfig eth1 txqueuelen, it only ...
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windows 7: assign static IP address [duplicate]

I want to connect two laptops with a crossover Ethernet cable, in order to synchronize them with ntp. One laptop runs Windows 7, the other one Ubuntu. On Ubuntu, in order to assign a static IP ...
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How to create new localhost interface in Windows?

In *unix you can write: sudo ifconfig lo0 127.0.2.1 up But how to do this command line in Windows?
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Why does “sudo ifconfig eth0 down” followed by “sudo ifconfig eth0 up” stop dhcp?

I am playing around in Ubuntu 12.04 trying to learn about networking. I learned that you can delete a network interface by running sudo ifconfig name_of_network_interface down However, when I do ...
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ifconfig, ethernet device name too long and get truncated, how do I know the actual name?

I'm trying openSUSE 13.1 x86, but immediately encounter an annoying problem. In this openSUSE version, compared to 12.2, ifconfig does not show network device name as eth0, eth1 etc, but use a ...
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ifconfig command on mac does not show IP address

When I run ifconfig, eth0 is not shown, and only en0 is displayed: >> ifconfig en0 | grep inet inet 192.168.0.102 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255 When I type My IP in Google, my IP ...
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Ubuntu network keeps giving Network Disconnected - You are now offline message

On the face of it, you will find that this is a common question but please read it completely to understand the specific issue that I have. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4. I keep getting this network ...
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Concise IP information in OS X Terminal

Is there a command for the OS X Terminal that shows you only the most vital IP configuration information about your machine? I know there is "ifconfig" but that brings up a bunch of (in most cases) ...
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Enabling eth0 or eth1 for internal network in computer without internet access

I am installing virtual box in computer without internet access. I am not sure this computer has network adapter (Ethernet) or not. I have two virtual machine which can communicate each other (I ...
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CE interface in Solaris 10 drops mac address (per ifconfig)

I recently installed Solaris 10 1/13 and proprietary TCP PEP software on a new hard drive within an old Sun v210. When the PEP software starts, the Sun's CE0 interface loses its "ether" address, ...
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how to test a VLAN set up under OS X Mavericks

I tried to set up an "internal" VLAN, with my mac (running Mavericks) routing this segregated traffic to one of the hardware interfaces. I think this should work irrespective of how people connect to ...
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EC2 instance with two internal IPs - using ifconfig

I am trying to allocate another internal IP to an EC2 (classic - not VPC) instance with the following command. sudo ifconfig eth0:0 inet 10.80.7.40 netmask 255.255.255.0 Here, 10.80.7.40 is just a ...
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ifupdown: interface does not get properly configured

Since some days ago, I'm suffering a traumatic problem with Debian Wheezy. Every time I boot the server, the only up interface is loopback. I have configured a static IP at /etc/network/interfaces ...
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VMware Fusion 5 Ignoring dhcpd.conf

I'm trying to set a static IP for my CentOS 6.4 VM that I'm running via VMware Fusion 5. Steps I took: ran ifconfig, copied HWaddr shut down VM. added to the end of /Library/Preferences/VMware\ ...
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`ifconfig` isn't showing stats for an alx gigabit card

So I just setup conky on my arch box for monitoring various stats on the desktop, and I'm having a small problem. The relevant text in my conky config: down $alignr ${downspeedf enp9s0} kb/s - ...
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ppp0 strange default router address

I'm using 3G-modem to provide an Internet connection to my Linux box. So, when I issue ifconfig command, I see the following: ppp0: flags=4305<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ...
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Check NIC is connected to a router

I have access to a remote machine which has two network interfaces, eth0 is connected to same network I am in, so I am able to connect to it. But I need to test some usecases on eth1 but I am not sure ...
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Convert ifconfig command to iproute2

I am using this ifconfig command to set IP on a network interface ifconfig eth0 x.x.x.x netmask x.x.x.x mtu 1400 Now they say that ifconfig is deprecated and I should use iproute2. I converted ...
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What is the real capacity of a network device (ethtool - MiB or MB?)

MiB = MebiByte = 1024*1024 MB = MegaByte = 1000*1000 ethtool returns speed = 1000MB/s ifconfig documentation indicated it returns units of MiB How can I tell from that ...
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How do I use a single wireless adapter for both an access point and client on raspberry pi?

I have been able to create a wireless access point (on my raspberry pi) using a usb wifi dongle using hostapd on wlan0. What I would like to be able to do is have the access point be on some virtual ...
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how to change ip address in the correct way on linux?

I'm working with wheezy. I have configured the /etc/network/interfaces file so that the wlan gets the ip address from the dhcp server. after that I have imposed a different static ip address in the ...
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What are ifconfig.me/forwarded IP addreses?

When I use the ifconfig.me service, by running the following command: $> curl ifconfig.me/forwarded I returns a list of IP addresses. does anyone know what this IP addresses are. I am behind a ...
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Linux: Any distro-independent way to change and persist IP settings?

Are there any distribution-independent mechanisms for tasks like assigning static IP addresses, adding or deleting routes, etc and, then, also be able to persist the changes so made? AFAIK, each ...
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How to set NIC in promiscuous mode on mac book air?

I am trying to run my nic on MacOSx at promiscuous mode and then use tshark / tcpdump Option1: ifconfig en0 promisc but I get this message: ifconfig: promisc: bad value Option 2: I tried sudo ...
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curl ifconfig.me and ifconfig showing different results

If I run curl ifconfig.me I get one IP, and if I run ifconfig, I get other IP's. Why is it so ?
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How to run 'ifconfig wlan0 down/up' with a comm user?

I need to run ifconfig wlan0 down and ifconfig wlan0 up with my common user. How can I perform this?
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Change IP address permanently with ifconfig in Debian

I know there are several tutorials on how to manually change IP settings. However, I have yet to find a solution that fits my needs. I need to be able to script something that changes the IP address ...
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Configure the Ethernet Interface from the Command Line

I have connected to a Virtual Server with an SSH client using IP address: 172.xx.xx.154/22 I have been asked to configure eth1 to 172.xx.xx.155/24 with gateway IP Address of: 172.xx.xx.1 Any help ...
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ifconfig - who decided that MAC address should be lowercase?

On some Linux computers, ifconfig displays the MAC address ("HWaddr") hex digits in uppercase. On other Linux computers, the [a-f] digits are lowercase. Why the difference? Are there two competing ...
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ip address seen in ifconfig in os x which is not present in network setting

I have a macbook and some while back I must have assigned it an ip address of 192.168.2.1 on the ethernet interface. The problem is that the ip is still seen even when I have removed it from the ...
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Network conf - ever time must set ifconfig

I need to autoconfigure network. Network Manager is removed because I need lightweight system. After system starts networks doesn't work. #service networking status networking stop/waiting #service ...
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2 NICs conflicts on Windows 7 together

I have 2 NIC's on my computer. I have connected one with a GigE camera and the other to a switch which in turn connects it to a video server. If only one device (i.e., GigE camera or video server) is ...
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What causes a TX overrun, and how to troubleshoot?

On a Linux machine acting as a router I have a large number of TX 'overruns'. The machine routes through a tunnel interface (which is where the overruns are occuring). What would cause these ...
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ifconfig ignores alias on IPv6

When I add an IPv4 address for the interface eth0:0 with ifconfig, it is created correctly: ifconfig eth0:0 add 192.168.10.10 This can be verified by ifconfig or "ip a". When I add an IPv6 address ...
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How does Mac OSX prioritize network interfaces when routing?

To give a concrete example, how does OSX choose which of these default entries from netstat -nr to route to? Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Netif Expire 0/1 ...
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ifconfig won't let me set MAC address that doesn't begin with 00:26

I have an Intel 1000 BGN Wi-Fi card and I tried to set its MAC address to 00:00:de:ad:be:ef, but this didn't work: [root@localhost .]# ifconfig wlan0 hw ether 00:00:de:ad:be:ef SIOCSIFHWADDR: Cannot ...
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Script to join WPA2 Enterprise wifi

When I head to work with my MBP running OSX 10.7, I have to go through this series: Join Other Network Enter SSID select Security = WPA2 Enterprise generate a pw via my RSA soft token Join ...
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Install Ubuntu, eth0 not detected?

I have installed Ubuntu laptop Toshiba Satellite L640?, and I had difficulty, that is how to enable network interfaces, eth0 was not detected when running ifconfig.
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Easy persistent network config on ubuntu server

I'm having some problems configuring a static IP on my ubuntu server. What is the easiest way to configure IP, netmask, nameserver and default gateway on eth0? I've tried modifying the ...
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Three computers accessing internet but only two network interfaces showing in ´ifconfig´, why?

My gateway(router) is connected to DSL. The gateway connects to 1 wireless transceiver device. 2 fixed computers connect to the router. At the moment of me doing ifconfig 2 fixed computers were ...