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Old 01-15-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
pingu_penguin
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Talking ip vs ifconfig


Hi,

I would like to know some of the advantages that the "ip" command has over the traditional "ifconfig" command.

one advantage that I am aware of is that you could use - #ip route flush all
to clear the routing table of all entries.

Are there any other advantages too ?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 02:02 PM   #2
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Are you trying to figure out which one to use? Or are you not sure how to use one or the other? Looking at the man pages for each will get you a long way toward understanding each one.

Of course trying them out is always the best way to learn.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 02:48 PM   #3
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I personally like the feature
ip -s link
that tells you when a mac-adress last worked.

But it also shows you mutliple ip-adresses on one eth instead of having to call them different names like eth0:1 and eth0:2 etc...
 
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