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Old 08-04-2004, 08:25 AM   #1
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stopping and starting net

i want to stop my net and lan connection from the command line when i dont need it,,,,,,how to do that? and also how to start the lan n net again?
Old 08-04-2004, 08:58 AM   #2
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To bring an interface down:
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 down

for DHCP:
dhcpcd -k
To bring it up again:
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up

for DHCP
dhcpcd eth0


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