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Old 08-30-2002, 04:54 PM   #1
jhsuan
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Can't execute ifconfig at command line


Hi,

Trying to use the ifconfig command from the command line; however, the terminal is not finding the command: "bash: ifconfig: command not found"

Could someone tell me is there something that I am missing.

The server is configured to use dhcp.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-30-2002, 04:55 PM   #2
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Try
/sbin/ifconfig
as root. Usually only root can run ifconfig.
 
Old 08-30-2002, 05:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, that did the trick.

I am a newbie, so I have a follow up question: I have su to root user to execute the command; however, only by stating the path of /sbin/ifconfig would the command work--why is that?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-30-2002, 08:57 PM   #4
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You need to load the environment for root by appending - to su command
/bin/su -
without it you are invoking shell for root with the environment of current user, and usually regular users don't have /sbin, /usr/sbin in their path.
 
  


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