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Old 03-18-2005, 11:34 AM   #1
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command prompt & network info


Definitely a newbie to the Linux world but i have a few questions.
In windows, i can bring up a command prompt, type "ipconfig /all" and my IP addy, MAC addy, and all network information is disabled. I can also do a "netstat -an" and it'll show the IP addresses i'm connected to and which port they're connected on. Ok, so:

1.) how do i bring up a "command prompt" in SuSE 9.1 Personal?
2.) what is the command equivalent to "ipconfig /all"?
3.) what is the command equivalent to "netstat -an"?

Thanks for your time,

Old 03-18-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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I don't use your distribution, but I would start by looking for a category in your application menu that has "system tools." That usually has the terminal (the command window you are seeking) in it. You can usually right click your desktop in KDE or Gnome and it would have a terminal option included.

As for the netstat, there is a command called netstat for Linux - it is a network status display tool. Once you get to the terminal, type "man netstat" to learn more about it - it has tons of options (as usual) that will give you much of the same, if not more, info about your network connection status.

Have fun!
Old 03-18-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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1. If you're using the KDE interface, just click the icon on the lower panel bar with a picture of a shell on it. That will bring up the console.

2. ifconfig

3. netstat


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