IFCFGSection: Linux (8)
Updated: September 24 2009
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NAMEifcfg - simplistic script which replaces ifconfig IP managment
ifcfg [ DEVICE [ :ALIAS: ] ] [ command ] ADDRESS [ LENGTH ] [ PEER ]
DESCRIPTIONThis 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.
I strongly recommend using it instead of ifconfig both on hosts and on routers.
IFCONFIG - COMMAND SYNTAX
- it may have alias, suffix, separated by colon.
This function determines, whether this is router or host. It returns 0, if the host is apparently not router.
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