Network problems

Cefiar cef at
Wed Jun 13 07:31:37 BST 2007

Some more commands that might prove useful (for us). The commands to run are 
in double quotes("), and what the info it gives us means in square brackets 

 "cat /etc/iftab"
 [Contains details of any interface mapping (MAC address -> Interface name)]

 "cat /var/run/network/ifstate"
 [Contains details of what interfaces Ubuntu thinks are currently active]

 "/sbin/ifconfig -a"
 [Gives details of all network interfaces the machine can see]

Note: That's ifconfig, not ipconfig (yes, f instead of p).

 Stuart Young - aka Cefiar - cef at

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