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Old 11-29-2004, 08:09 AM   #1
bond00
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Fedora 3 networking commands??


Before I had Suse installed and used commands like iwconfig, ifconfig, dhcpcd, ifup, and ifdown. I installed FC3 this last weekend and when I use the terminal, it says those commands can't be found?? I even su into the terminal and try to use them, but still can't find them.....Does Fedora use different commands or do I have to install those commands?? If Fedora does use different commands, could someone help me out please?? Thanks....
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:23 AM   #2
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They're probably there, but you're not seeing them because Redhat and Fedora have this ultra secure way to keep users from running them [read: stupid way to irritate a experienced user] ... Basically, all the commands that you need on a regular admin basis are in /sbin and /usr/sbin. Those two paths are not in ${PATH} by default unless your login is started as UID0 (meaning, only for root).

The solution is either a) edit /etc/profile and put all the paths a normal box would have in PATH (or edit ~/.profile, if it's a multiuser system and you actually like this feature), or b) when changing up to root, use su - to have su get you a login shell for root.

HTH
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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Those are all valid commands that are located in the /sbin directory. So when switching to root, either

type: su -

-or-

add /sbin to the PATH variable in your ~/.bash_profile
 
Old 11-29-2004, 08:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply....I'll have to add that my PATH...THANKS
 
  


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