interface address_family address parameters]
Assigns an address to a network interface and/or configures network interface parameters. ifconfig is typically used at boot time to define the network address of each interface on a machine. It may be used at a later time to redefine an interface's address or other parameters. Without arguments, ifconfig displays the current configuration for a network interface. Used with a single
interface argument, ifconfig displays that particular interface's current configuration.
Display information about all configured interfaces. This is the default when no options and arguments are specified.
Display information about interfaces that are down.
Display address lifetime for IPv6 addresses.
Display all configured interfaces, names only.
Display all supported media for specified interface.
Display information about interfaces that are up.
String of the form
name unit--for example,
Hostname or address in "dotted-octet" notation; for example, 172.24.30.12.
Because an interface may receive transmissions in differing protocols, each of which may require separate naming schemes, you can specify the
address_family to change the interpretation of the remaining parameters. You may specify inet (the default; for TCP/IP) or inet6.
Specify the address of the correspondent on the other end of a point-to-point link.
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