NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | IFCONFIG - COMMAND SYNTAX | NOTES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

IFCFG(8)                            Linux                           IFCFG(8)

NAME         top

       ifcfg - simplistic script which replaces ifconfig IP management

SYNOPSIS         top

       ifcfg [ DEVICE ] [ command ] ADDRESS [ PEER ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       This manual page documents briefly the ifcfg command.

       This is a simplistic script replacing one option of ifconfig ,
       namely, IP address management. It not only adds addresses, but also
       carries out Duplicate Address Detection RFC-DHCP, sends unsolicited
       ARP to update the caches of other hosts sharing the interface, adds
       some control routes and restarts Router Discovery when it is
       necessary.

IFCONFIG - COMMAND SYNTAX         top

       DEVICE - it may have alias, suffix, separated by colon.

       command
              - add, delete or stop.

       ADDRESS
              - optionally followed by prefix length.

       peer   - optional peer address for pointpoint interfaces.

NOTES         top

       This script is not suitable for use with IPv6.

SEE ALSO         top

       IP Command reference ip-cref.ps

COLOPHON         top

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       networking and traffic) project.  Information about the project can
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iproute2                      September 24 2009                     IFCFG(8)