ifconfig (short for interface configuration) is a system administration utility

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How to define a secondary IP address that is down by default

I can define a secondary IP address on the same network card by adding the lines auto eth0:1 iface eth0:1 inet static address 192.168.9.101 ... to /etc/network/interfaces. This ...
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Add static ARP entries when network is brought up

I have some pretty dumb IP devices on a subnet with my Ubuntu server, and the server receives streaming data from each device. I have run into a problem in that when an ARP request is issued to the ...
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Inconsistent internet connection device (eth0 eth1 eth2)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and to my knowledge there is only 1 networking card on my machine (Dell laptop) --- I can't imagine why there would be more than 1. Sometimes my internet connection runs ...
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What is the difference between “ifconfig interface down” and “rfkill block”?

I know rfkill block all will disable everything. But what about ifconfig interfaceX down? When I use it, it just drops the connection. And when I type ifconfig interfaceX up it reconnects to my old ...
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Connected wireless connection, but no wlan0. What's causing this?

I'm connecting (to the internet) over a wireless connection (as in, it's already connected), but there's no wlan0. Output produced by ifconfig: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 5c:ff:35:06:9c:b3 ...
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static ip address from XFCE GUI

I'm interested in the IOGear Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter as a wifi adapter. The fine manual states: Installation without WPS - Mac Step 1: Turn off your computer’s wireless connection (if applicable) ...
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Where are my wireless error logs?

When I type ifconfig it shows: eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr e4:d5:3d:70:81:b3 inet addr:192.168.0.6 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Ubuntu-server first start

How do you change network settings? ifconfig gives ip 192.168.122.1 (I ping it and the Ethernet card works) I use sudo vi /etc/network/interfeces then after editing auto eth0 ifaces eth0 inet ...
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Necessary to add dns-nameservers and such in interfaces for IPv4 and IPv6?

Simple question, but haven't found an answer anywhere, so turning here: When setting up /etc/network/interfaces do I have to set up the dns-nameservers line both for the inet and the inet6 parts of ...
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Question for class

I have a question for class that I cannot figure out, I was hoping the helpful folks at Ask Ubuntu could help. The question is basically this: Your Linux system appears to have a DHCP problem. You ...
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Changing internal home network ip address for connected devices

I have a few computers at home. For each of the computers, I can see the internal home network ip address on any given device by typing in ifconfig in the terminal. If the device is connected to ...
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What does interrupt in eth0 mean?

I wonder if "Interrupt" affects internet connection. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 60:eb:69:6c:55:83 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 ...
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How to allow a “standard user” (no sudo) make IP config changes without requiring admin password

Anyone know if it is possible to have a "Standard User" account make IP changes (via GUI or terminal) without requiring the admin (sudo) password? I want the user to be able to change interface from ...
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Finding all other workstations on the network

at my home I have both workstations directly use Ethernet cables to connect to router, and also a few laptops/mobile devices that connect to wifi. Is there a command in linux to see list of all ...
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Identify Wireless MAC Address

I have a desktop for which I am using an Asus N-10 USB Wireless Adapter. No driver software is needed I guess since I can see the available wifi networks. However, I am unable to connect as the "MAC ...
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How can I make sure my server is connecting through my router?

I have a Ubuntu server with PHP, Apache2 and all of that setup and working on my LAN. Meaning from any computer connected to the same router I can connect to 10.0.0.3 (My server). I have setup my ...
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device shows up in lsusb + adb but not in ifconfig

I'm running Ubuntu in the VMWare Player under Windows 7: root@ubuntu:/# uname -a Linux ubuntu 3.0.0-17-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Thu Mar 8 17:34:21 UTC 2012 i686 \ i686 i386 GNU/Linux I'm trying to ...
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ifconfig : Command 'ifconfig' is available in '/sbin/ifconfig'

My question is related to another open question. My echo $PATH gives me an output which is like ...
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Ifconfig bandwidth tracking

I've been using ubuntu servers for a long time, but something i've never quite understood was the ifconfig command and total bandwidth. I've found that on every server i've used, and some desktop ...
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OpenVPN bridge client on Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't work [closed]

I'm trying to set up my desktop running Ubuntu 11.10 to connect to my OpenVPN server in bridge mode. I have my client configuration file set up like so: remote [omitted] 1194 client dev tap0 proto ...
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How to restore ethernet connection?

I've had some issues with installing Lazarus in 10.04. After I finally installed it with aptitude, while running it prompted whole bunch of errors. Finally my PC was suspended and I had to reset it. ...
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Likewise 6.1 breaks network on Ubuntu 10.04.3

I'm trying to use PowerBroker LikeWise 6.1 on Ubuntu LTS 10.04.3 to join to my AD domain. I've done this in the past before LikeWise was owned by PowerBroker & I can get it to work "pretty well". ...
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I'm having trouble connecting to a wireless network, and the hardware switch is on, [closed]

So, just recently my computer has not been connecting to the internet. It had been working before but it just went off one day in the middle of use. I've gone into the network setting and made sure ...
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How do the ifconfig settings work?

I have $ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:d0:99:ea:a9 inet addr:192.168.1.130 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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ethernet disconnected, shows up in ifconfig

I am running 11.04, no remix. After installation, I could use wireless networks, but not ethernet. When I click on the connections menu item, it says Wired Network disconnected How do I fix this? ...
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Command line ifconfig problems - Not detecting all NICs

I am in the command line of Ubuntu server edition 10.04 and I have 3 Nic cards installed. When I type ifconfig it only detects one: Eth0. I tried doing sudo apt-get update, this did not work. Any ...
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How to configure my VirtualBox's Ubuntu IP?

I can't ping my Ubuntu on VirtualBox (within another Ubuntu). I had set my ip using: # ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up but the ping still fails. What's different when you're in ...
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eth0 not working on startup

This might sound strange but, working with my Lubuntu 10.04 i've experienced troubles when connecting to my eth0 newtwork. After some googling, i've found out that by writting in the CLI the following ...