Linux ifconfig Commands For Everyone

Insight: Linux ifconfig Commands For Everyone

Let’s have a look into the list of Linux ifconfig commands for everyone and mostly for the network administrators or system administrator who mostly works on the network segment.

 

Linux ifconfig Commands For Everyone

You can list out the active network interfaces with the ifconfig command:

$ ifconfig

To view all network interfaces, You can simply add the -a flag to ifconfig command:

$ ifconfig -a

Run the following command to list out the detailed list of the network interfaces:

$ ifconfig -v

Run the following command to list out the shortlist of the network interfaces:

$ ifconfig -s

Run the following command to enable certain or specific network interfaces:

$ ifconfig eth1 up

Run the following command to disable the certain or specific network interfaces:

$ ifconfig eth1 down

Run the following command to monitor the specific network interfaces:

$ ifconfig wlp2s0

Run the following command to view the list of ip addresses associated with your network interfaces:

$ ifconfig | grep inet

Run the following command to assign the IP address to a certain network interface:

$ sudo ifconfig eth2 192.168.10.112

Run the following command to view network masks:

$ ifconfig | grep netmask

Run the following command to assign a network mask to a specific network interface:

$ sudo ifconfig eth2 netmask 255.255.255.250

To view broadcast address:

$ ifconfig | grep broadcast

Run the following command in your terminal to view the broadcast address to the specific network interface:

$ sudo eth2 broadcast 192.168.125.221

To view the current MTU or maximum transmission unit:

$ ifconfig | grep mtu

Run the following command to enable promiscuous mode for a network interface:

$ sudo ifconfig eth2 promisc
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