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

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Can someone please explain ifconfig output in Mac OS X?

When I do ifconfig on my Mac, I get a list of the following interfaces: lo0 gif0 stf0 en0 fw0 en1 vmnet8 vmnet1 I wonder what each interface is. Also, which of these is the IP interface ? I don't ...
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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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What cross-platform command-line tool allows me to get my external IP address?

How do I get my external IP address from the Windows and Linux command line? On Windows, ipconfig shows an internal network IP address, but it does not show the external one.
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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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ip versus ifconfig

After reading this answer, I began my quest for the difference between ip and ifconfig for *nix systems. I soon learned that ip had "more" features than ifconfig, but what's the real difference? Is ...
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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?