I have 2 questions :

1) "ifconfig" command is not found in centos 7, i tried to find in /sbin, there also command is not available. Doesn't this essential tool not included in minimal installation ( I use minimal installation of centos.)

2) What related networking tools should in install to get it.



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ifconfig command is depricated in rhel 7 and replaced with ip command.If you still need that command please install

           yum install net-tools

For more info please refer to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1119297

  • Most people don't need this package and there's usually no reason to ever install it. – Michael Hampton Aug 27 '14 at 11:54
  • @ Michael Hampton I dont think so,The reason RedHat or upstream is moving away from net-tools is net-tools used ioctl which is now a obselete kernel interface where as ip uses netlink which is a sucessor of ioctl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netlink#History – Prashant Lakhera Aug 27 '14 at 12:04

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