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What are some iproute equivalents of common net-tools tasks in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Updated 2009-11-09T17:05:03+00:00

Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, all versions.

Problem

You want to learn some of the iproute equivalents of common net-tools tasks.

Solution

The suite of networking tools found in the net-tools package are mostly obsolete.  As an example, tools such as ifconfig use an obsolete kernel interface, which can cause ifconfig to generate incorrect information on newer hardware such as Infiniband adapters.

The intent of iproute is to replace the legacy set of programs found...

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