us network and Uuntu 8.10 - is there a better way?
tingox at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 16:47:46 CET 2008
On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 5:35 PM, Alexander Chemeris
<alexander.chemeris at gmail.com> wrote:
> What is wrong here? What you've shown is a correct operation
> as far as I can see. May be you wanted "ifup"/"ifdown" instead
> of "ifconfig up"/"ifconfig down"? Former are scripts which parse
> "interfaces" file and setup things as described, while latter
> are simple commands to bring interface up/down.
Aha, you're on to something:
tingo at kg-home:~$ sudo ifdown usb0
ifdown: interface usb0 not configured
tingo at kg-home:~$ sudo ifup usb0
* Stopping NTP server ntpd
tingo at kg-home:~$ * Starting NTP server ntpd
tingo at kg-home:~$ ifconfig usb0
usb0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 1e:2f:4c:2b:d2:53
inet addr:192.168.0.200 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::1c2f:4cff:fe2b:d253/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:23 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1620 (1.6 KB) TX bytes:3679 (3.6 KB)
It seems that it still works by using the ifdown / ifup scripts.
annoying that good old ifconfig doesn't work anymore, but I can live
> PS And consider using "ip addr" and friends instead of venerable
> "ifconfig". "ip" command is newer way of operating network
Hmm, I found that one. What's up with that? Whay are they changing the
established way of doing things?
AFAICT, the ip command is a Linuxism.
Not everything is better just because it is new.
Continued Happy Holidays to all!
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