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ifcfg: simplistic script which replaces ifconfig IP management

NAME

ifcfg - simplistic script which replaces ifconfig IP management

SYNOPSIS


ifcfg [ DEVICE ] [ command ] ADDRESS [ PEER ]

DESCRIPTION

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

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

This script is not suitable for use with IPv6.

SEE ALSO

IP Command reference ip-cref.ps