ifconfig is a system administration utility in Unix-like operating systems to configure, control, and query TCP/IP network interface parameters from a command line interface (CLI) or in system configuration scripts.

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Should I quit using Ifconfig?

With the servers that mount Infiniband cards, when I use the ifconfig command, I get this warning: Ifconfig uses the ioctl access method to get the full address information, which limits hardware ...
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How to add a broadcast address to loopback with ifconfig on a OS/X?

I am trying to use ifconfig to turn on broadcast on my loopback interface. It currently reads: lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 As you can see, no broadcast address! :(...
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Which kernel parameters should be adjusted to fix RX overruns?

I have a Centos 6 server that handles a lot of traffic. I see RX overruns increasing all the time: RX packets:11191345002 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:35592596 frame:0 TX packets:15262461573 errors:0 ...
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BASH script that tests for IP

Is there an elegant way to test an IP address in a BASH script? I could do ifconfig and narrow down the IP using sed/awk, but I think there is a simpler solution. My application is basically using ...
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i2b2 VM: Copy VM won't give me a valid IP address

After downloading a VM image and making a copy of it, I tried booting up both of them on the same Windows workstation using VMWare Player. I am unable to get an IP address for the second one in my ...
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openvpn: after changing to server mode, client does not create TUN device

I had a previously working configuration with the config files used in a previous question However, I've changed this now to the following configuration using server mode, everything on the logs seem ...
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Sub-interface already in use on another host - brand new interface

I created a sub-interface on a RHEL box, eth0:1, and copied the eth0 config and changed all the settings to reflect eth0:1 and the IP address. However, when I issue ifup eth0:1 I receive this error: [...