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Monthly Archives: April 2012

[TechBlog] ifconfig vs iproute2

[Originally posted on techblog.rosedu.org] On modern Linux distributions, the users have two main possibilities of configuring the network: ifconfig and ip. The ifconfig tool is part of the net-tools package along side other tools like route, arp and netstat. These are the traditional userspace tools for network configuration, made for older Linux kernels. The iproute2 […]