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Old 02-23-2005, 04:08 PM   #1
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Linux for ipconfig


As you may notice I am new to linux and have a bit of a problem. I need to find the ip address on my linux box. The dos command for that is ipconfig. Is there a similar bash command?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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Very similar
ifconfig
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:23 PM   #3
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David,

Thank you. If that does not work, do you have any sugestions.
I am running redhat 9.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:27 PM   #4
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it can't "not work". it WILL be fine.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:27 PM   #5
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It will work but if you are making outgoing connections you should be able to work it out from a netstat output.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:37 PM   #6
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[root@localhost test]# ifconfig
bash: ifconfig: command not found
[root@localhost test]#

that is the text from the shell. please let me know what I am doing wrong.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #7
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It probably isn't in your path - try:
/sbin/ifconfig
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:42 PM   #8
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I logged out and then logged in as root and it worked fine. Thank you both for your help.

Have a good day.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:46 PM   #9
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To run commands as root DO NOT log in as root, just use the su command. Or, better yet do:

su -c command


then enter the root password.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:47 PM   #10
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try a 'netstat'
on the top of the things that are printed is your address

$ netstat
Active Internet connections
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address (state)
tcp4 0 0 212-70-203-58.at.65068 images.linuxques.http CLOSE_WAIT

or 'netstat |grep tcp'
$ netstat |grep tcp
tcp4 0 0 212-70-203-58.at.65068 images.linuxques.http CLOSE_WAIT
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:00 PM   #11
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Optimistic,

I tried the su command first and that did not work. That is why I logged our and back in as the root.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 05:15 PM   #12
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dont log on as a root
is not good, to be conected to the internet and be root
just in a termiinal (console or xterm), type 'su'
 
Old 02-24-2005, 12:40 PM   #13
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To load root's startup scripts (including adding paths) run:
su -
 
  


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