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Difference between ifconfig and ipconfig? What actually does dhcpcd and ifconfig does?

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ipconfig (internet protocol configuration) in Microsoft Windows is a console application that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and can modify Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP and Domain Name System DNS settings.

ifconfig (short for interface configuration) is a system administration utility in Unix-like operating systems to configure, control, and query TCP/IP network interface parameters from a command line interface (CLI) or in system configuration scripts.

dhcpcd is a DHCP client. It is used to obtain an IP address and other information from a dhcp server, renew the IP address lease time, and automatically configure the network interface. The program performs a similar function as dhclient.

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dhcpd is a server side implementation of the DHCP protocol (the ending d usually means "daemon" which is the Unix equivalent of Windows services). –  Ouki May 28 '12 at 8:10
ipconfig is also the name for an linux dhcp client/tool to configure network device with klibc. This is mostly used in early user space, e.g. initramfs –  Ulrich Dangel May 28 '12 at 12:42
ipconfig is used in initramfs by Ubuntu et al, not by Fedora et al. –  fpmurphy1 May 28 '12 at 13:29

ifconfig command is used to get the information of active Network-interfaces in UNIX-like operating system such as linux,... where as ipconfig is used in windows os

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It seems your post add nothing to what is already included Eugene's answer, does it? –  Stéphane Gimenez Sep 17 '12 at 18:53

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