What is the "ethtool" command and how can I use it to obtain information about my network devices and interfaces?

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Issue

  • When looking for a tool to obtain data about default options and packet statistics on a networking interface, ethtool can be used with its various functions to create a complete profile of an interface.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

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