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NETWORKCTL(1)                    networkctl                    NETWORKCTL(1)

NAME         top

       networkctl - Query the status of network links

SYNOPSIS         top

       networkctl [OPTIONS...] COMMAND [LINK...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       networkctl may be used to introspect the state of the network links
       as seen by systemd-networkd. Please refer to
       systemd-networkd.service(8) for an introduction to the basic
       concepts, functionality, and configuration syntax.

COMMANDS         top

       The following commands are understood:

       list [PATTERN...]
           Show a list of existing links and their status. If one ore more
           PATTERNs are specified, only links matching one of them are
           shown. If no further arguments are specified shows all links,
           otherwise just the specified links. Produces output similar to:

               IDX LINK         TYPE     OPERATIONAL SETUP
                 1 lo           loopback carrier     unmanaged
                 2 eth0         ether    routable    configured
                 3 virbr0       ether    no-carrier  unmanaged
                 4 virbr0-nic   ether    off         unmanaged

               4 links listed.

           The operational status is one of the following:

               the device is missing

               the device is powered down

               the device is powered up, but it does not yet have a carrier

               the device has a carrier, but is not yet ready for normal

               for bond or bridge master, one of the bonding or bridge slave
               network interfaces is in off, no-carrier, or dormant state

               the link has a carrier, or for bond or bridge master, all
               bonding or bridge slave network interfaces are enslaved to
               the master.

               the link has carrier and addresses valid on the local link

               the link has carrier and is enslaved to bond or bridge master
               network interface

               the link has carrier and routable address configured

           The setup status is one of the following:

               udev is still processing the link, we don't yet know if we
               will manage it

               networkd failed to manage the link

               in the process of retrieving configuration or configuring the

               link configured successfully

               networkd is not handling the link

               the link is gone, but has not yet been dropped by networkd

       status [PATTERN...]
           Show information about the specified links: type, state, kernel
           module driver, hardware and IP address, configured DNS servers,
           etc. If one ore more PATTERNs are specified, only links matching
           one of them are shown.

           When no links are specified, an overall network status is shown.
           Also see the option --all.

           Produces output similar to:

               ●      State: routable
                    Address: on eth0
                    on virbr0
                    on eth0
                             fe80::5054:aa:bbbb:cccc on eth0
                    Gateway: (CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.) on eth0

       lldp [PATTERN...]
           Show discovered LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) neighbors.
           If one or more PATTERNs are specified only neighbors on those
           interfaces are shown. Otherwise shows discovered neighbors on all
           interfaces. Note that for this feature to work, LLDP= must be
           turned on for the specific interface, see for

           Produces output similar to:

               LINK             CHASSIS ID        SYSTEM NAME      CAPS        PORT ID           PORT DESCRIPTION
               enp0s25          00:e0:4c:00:00:00 GS1900           ..b........ 2                 Port #2

               Capability Flags:
               o - Other; p - Repeater;  b - Bridge; w - WLAN Access Point; r - Router;
               t - Telephone; d - DOCSIS cable device; a - Station; c - Customer VLAN;
               s - Service VLAN, m - Two-port MAC Relay (TPMR)

               1 neighbors listed.

           Show numerical address labels that can be used for address
           selection. This is the same information that ip-addrlabel(8)
           shows. See RFC 3484[1] for a discussion of address labels.

           Produces output similar to:

               Prefix/Prefixlen                          Label
                       ::/0                                  1
                   fc00::/7                                  5
                   fec0::/10                                11
                   2002::/16                                 2
                   3ffe::/16                                12
                2001:10::/28                                 7
                   2001::/32                                 6
               ::ffff:                             4
                       ::/96                                 3
                      ::1/128                                0

       delete DEVICE...
           Deletes virtual netdevs. Takes interface name or index number.

       up DEVICE...
           Bring devices up. Takes interface name or index number.

       down DEVICE...
           Bring devices down. Takes interface name or index number.

       renew DEVICE...
           Renew dynamic configurations e.g. addresses received from DHCP
           server. Takes interface name or index number.

       forcerenew DEVICE...
           Send a FORCERENEW message to all connected clients, triggering
           DHCP reconfiguration. Takes interface name or index number.

       reconfigure DEVICE...
           Reconfigure network interfaces. Takes interface name or index
           number. Note that this does not reload .netdev or .network
           corresponding to the the specified interface. So, if you edit
           config files, it is necessary to call networkctl reload first to
           apply new settings.

           Reload .netdev and .network files. If a new .netdev file is
           found, then the corresponding netdev is created. Note that even
           if an existing .netdev is modified or removed, systemd-networkd
           does not update or remove the netdev. If a new, modified or
           removed .network file is found, then all interfaces which match
           the file are reconfigured.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are understood:

       -a --all
           Show all links with status.

       -s --stats
           Show link statistics with status.

       -l, --full
           Do not ellipsize the output.

       -n, --lines=
           When used with status, controls the number of journal lines to
           show, counting from the most recent ones. Takes a positive
           integer argument. Defaults to 10.

       -h, --help
           Print a short help text and exit.

           Print a short version string and exit.

           Do not print the legend, i.e. column headers and the footer with

           Do not pipe output into a pager.

EXIT STATUS         top

       On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd-networkd.service(8),, systemd.netdev(5),

NOTES         top

        1. RFC 3484

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