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FAQ-how to configure ip address and route in linux by command

Publication Date:  2012-09-21 Views:  111 Downloads:  0

Issue Description

how to configure ip address and route in linux by command

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Handling Process

SIG system is linux,we can enter graph interface by yast to configure address and route information,but sometimes appearing garble,can not see entirety interface。There introduce a way configure ip address and route by command
(1) ifconfig
ifconfig expression is
ifconfig [-a] [-V] [-s]  [[] 
[[-]broadcast [
there port is network card,address is IP address, broadcast means set broadcast netmask means set netmask
after it,address is netmask IP, up/down means situation of network card
Ifconfig common parameter explain as follows
-a check all of network card situation
-V check ifconfig command version information
-s check stat information
for example
1 the first network card IP address set to
ifconfig eth0 format ifconfig network equipment name of IP address
2 up/down network card temporarily
down the first network card ifconfig eth0 down
up the first network card ifconfig eth0 up
3 netmask of the first network card set to
ifconfig eth0 netmask format ifconfig network equipment netmask

we can set IP address and netmask at once ifconfig eth0 netmask
4 check first network card situation
ifconfig eth0
if we want to check all of network input ifconfig 
some important states
number of errors packages in RX means there is a problem in network card incept
number of errors packages in TX means there is a problem in network card sent
(2) route
route command is like this
route [-CFvnee]
route [-v] [-A family] add [-net|-host] target [netmask Nm] [gw Gw]
[metric N] [mod] [reinstate] [[dev] If]
route [-v] [-A family] del [-net|-host] target [gw Gw] [netmask Nm] [metric
N] [[dev] If]
route [-V] [--version] [-h] [--help]
route parameter explain as follows
-v use redundancy output mode
-A family appoint specifical address like "inet" "inet6"
-n use numeric display address as 
-e use netstat form output format 
-ee all of output information
-net  target is a segment
-host  target is a host
-F means kernel FIB route list can be changed by -e and -ee 
-C display route cache information in kernel
del delete a route list
add add a route list
Target target is a host or a segment
netmask Nm point to netmask of route list will be added
gw Gw all of ip target packages must pass this gateway metric M  metric field is M
for example
1 add a route list 192.168.0.x should go from interface "eth0"
route add -net netmask dev eth0
2 add a default route
route add gw gateway address
if there is not route suited,use this rule as 3 deletedefault route
route del gw gateway address
4 route output command result as follows
output format are like this
Destination target segment or host
Gateway gateway if not, set *
Genmask netmask
Flags some tag like this
U routeis active
H aim is a host
G use gateway
R reinstate route list produced by dynamic route
D dynamically installed by daemon or redirect
M modified from routing daemon or redirect
! reject route
Metric distance of route
Ref route reference times,do not used in linux kernel
Use check times of route
Iface this route list corresponding export interface

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