Network setup

Chris Green cl at
Thu Jan 14 12:18:39 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 12:47:25PM +0100, Tom H wrote:
> >
> > Have you looked at ifconfig?
> Please don't.
> 1) "ip" is the tool to use for manual NIC configuration; "ifconfig"
> has been deprecated for a while.
That's all very well but ifconfig is much handier still.

At a very basic level if I just type 'ifconfig' at the command line I
get a useful summary of my network devices and their status.  If I
type 'ip' at the command line I get a decidedly complex looking list
of options and no useful output at all.

It's not even very obvious from the default help given by 'ip' how I
would simply ask for the same information that 'ifconfig' gives me.

Chris Green

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