FreeBSD gives you an in-depth control over your network configuration. This is done using a few simple but powerful tools such as
This chapter explains interface configuration using
ifconfig(8) utility and a number of related configuration files, as well as some connectivity test and debugging tools.
In this chapter, we will look at the following:
Advanced ifconfig options
Network testing tools.
ifconfig(8) utility is your all-in-one utility to configure a network interface's layer2 and layer3 characteristics.
From an operating system's point of view, your system has a number of physical and logical network interfaces attached.
Physical network interfaces include ...