Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In windows I can use ipconfig /all and this displays all the info about my connection.

In terminal using ifconfig does not and only supplies limited info. I can use network manager, but it would be useful to know the command line alternative.

So my question is: what is the command line to supply ip address, gateway, subnet mask, DNS the same way ipconfig /all supplies in Windows.

Thanks all

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 6 down vote accepted

The only thing missing from ifconfig are the gateway and DNS servers. You can get these with nm-tool which BTW is the command line version of network manager.

To run it just type in a terminal:

nm-tool
share|improve this answer

ipconfig shows things like hostname, DNS servers, those are in a different place than just IP addresses in linux, so you will need a couple of commands.

hostname
ifconfig -a
cat /etc/resolv.conf

That shows what I want to see 99% of the time, but ipconfig /all also shows things like DHCP lease times and servers.

cat /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient.leases
share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.