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How do I check the network speed right now?

I know about vnstat and that tracks over the hour/day/months. I would like to see the network speed right now. As in for a duration of a second or at most a minute. Kind of like how top can show me ...
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Unable to add eth0 in Rhel 7

I am unable to find eth0 in RHEL 7 after just installation. Even I created the eth0 inside the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ directory. After created eth0 inside the network-scripts, I am unable to ...
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change eth0 to eth1 without udev

I have a very interesting issue. We have Redhat 4 Linux and it is has 4 ethernet interfaces: eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 Now, only eth0 is connected to LAN and everything is working fine. We have special ...
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usb0 -> what exactly is it for?

So far, I found out that on GNU/Linux /media/usb0 seems to be a mount point for Ethernet over USB. Nice. Question: Where is defined, what usb0 is exactly for? I distilled the above mentioned ...
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Hardware Timestamping using PTP

I'm new to Linux programming. I have an Intel NIC with e1000e driver. I'm working on accurate time stamping of packets being captured from a network. My question is if I want to use RT Linux how ...
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Network Manager does not handle switching between networks by default

I have to transition between different networks quite often using a laptop and various docking stations. If I remove my laptop from a certain network and place it again on the same network then no ...
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How can I create an alias for a network device?

I'm trying to get a particular piece of software to run that uses a licence manager that hasn't noticed that newer Linux distributions don't name their network devices eth0 anymore. It is trying to ...
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Why is delay after ifconfig down needed before up if changing MAC address?

Hi I made bash script to put down my interface, change MAC address and get it up again. #!/bin/bash INTERFACE_STATUS=$( cat /sys/class/net/eth0/operstate ) echo "$INTERFACE_STATUS" if [ ...
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RHEL 5 complex port bonding

The RHEL 5 documentation is good about bonding pairs of ports in various ways. The Oracle team where I work want to get more complex than that. They want an active bonded pair, with a third interface ...
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Network issue in vsat

In my server-client architecture, I multicast 100 MB files to many clients from server via satellite link. Network traversal is through 5 hops. I have the 10Mbps ( i.e. 1250 Kilo Byte per second ) ...
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Limit access/transmit rights on NIC to a single user application

I currently have a RT patched linux machine and I need to have full and undelayed access to my Wired interface card. I am running a realtime non-preemtable user application which sends a couple of ...
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Turn down the Energy Efficient Ethernet (eee) aka Green Ethernet

This is what is the Energy Efficient Ethernet. The problem is, that in lot of environments it conflicts with other features and stuff so i really need to disable it. I read that something can be ...
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Ethernet bonding round-robin not work when 1st interface down

I'm trying to understand the bonding mode=0 (load balancing round-robin). Using eth0 & eth1, I created bond0 interface as the configuration below : root@test-env1:~# cat ...
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linux udev rule to load gadget module for client driver

I'm having a hard time automating loading a gadget module and bringing up the usb0 device as a eth interface. The interface in question is g_ether for a embedded Linux device and connecting to a PC. ...
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Low Cost, 2 Ethernet Ports & Runs Linux [closed]

Looking for an inexpensive embedded device that contains 2 Ethernet Ports, runs Linux (or some other type of Unix), and is under $50. My main concern is cost. It must be under $50 and have 2 Ethernet ...
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RJ-45 <-> RS-232, can I substitute the RS-232 side and abuse my Ethernet port as COM port?

We have a PCIX board (with MIPS CPU) from some vendor and it has an RJ-45 jack on the "board-side", where the cable has an RS-232 plug on the other side. The expected protocol is clearly the same as ...
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How to find IP address of device connected on the same network as PC based on MAC id

A PC and embedded Linux device is connected on the same local network.(We don't have DHCP server access, IT admin has the access). We also don't have access to debug UART on the embedded Linux board. ...
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Can I contect a Ubuntu Linux laptop to a Windows 10 laptop via ethernet cable

I read a lot of articles and watch videos on How people can connect two computers with a ethernet cable but a lot of the instructions was more / windows to windows/mac to mac /windows to mac/ but yet ...
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Display all network interfaces on Solaris

On Linux, the command mii-tool displays the list of Ethernet interfaces and other information. What equivalent command existson Solaris? My goal is to view all LAN networks that my Solaris machine is ...
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Is there a simpler way to copy a file from a computer to a Raspberry Pi over Ethernet than having to manually set an IP for both computers?

Forgive me if I do not provide all the necessary details, but I will try my best. I downloaded this pdf to help me get started with using my Raspberry Pi. I wanted to copy it over to my Pi, which is ...
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Test connectivity of a Interface

I have a raspberry Pi with three interfaces eth0 (Ethernet), wlan0 (WiFi), and wwan0 (via a GSM modem) How can I test if an Internet connection is available via a certain interface? e.g. is my ...
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How to test an ethernet card?

I have a USB->Ethernet card that may or may not be somehow broken. The problem is I don't really know how to test it. I have a normal Ethernet port as well, so I can hook a (already tested) cable from ...
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How can I configure ethernet?

I just started using linux (installed Debian) and the one thing I'm trying to do right now is have my internet working. I connected my ethernet port but still no internet works. I googled for awhile ...
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Trying to get Ethernet working in Linux

I just installed Fedora 22 alongside Windows 10 on my desktop and I've been trying to get the Ethernet to work for a long time. There is no wireless and this is my only source of internet connection ...
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How can I share my internet connection (wireless) with an ethernet only computer?

I have a raspberry pi B+ set up in a server configuration and it connects to internet succesfully over Wifi with a USB dongle. My other pi (an A+) has always been located downstairs in the garage, ...
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Addresses overlaps

I was putting somes static addresses to my interfaces then it shows me this: 172.16.1.0 overlaps with FastEthernet 0/0 What does it mean when two addresses overlaps and how can we avoid it? EDIT: ...
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ifconfig ethernet (eth0) no data flow

Hello this is my ifconfig output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 50:46:5d:44:5e:fe inet addr:10.0.0.6 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Check for plugged in network cable on startup

I actually wanted to post the below as an answer to this question titled: ifup eth0 timeout during boot. But am not sure if this is right approach or it's a way of screwing up things badly. We can ...
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My Atheros Ethernet network drive is not working with Xen Redhat client

First I am a beginner in use Linux operating system, and I am not familiar with the error messages I have TOSHIBA Satellite laptop Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-4200m CPU I have installed Red Hat Enterprise ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then ...
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Configure a bridged Ethernet adapter in a VirtualBox guest running Scientific Linux

I installed Scientific Linux 6.2 x86 in VirtualBox on Windows 7 x64. The adapter is Adapter 1: Paravirtualized Network (Bridged adapter, Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller) ...
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How can I get wireless and ethernet to work with ubuntu?

I have an acer aspire 7551 laptop running windows 7 and I've successfully used wubi to also install ubuntu (the latest release version). Wireless works fine on windows 7, but neither wireless nor ...
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How to set Ethernet link speed & duplex

How can I configure my Ethernet (eth0) link speed and duplex on my systemd & connman based system? I've previously used a script in /etc/network/if-up.d, in which I could make a call like: ...
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Get MAC address of a directly connected device

Given a Linux server with an ethernet card, another device say an unconfigured router is connected with a patch lead (or an ethernet lead cabled in a different way if needed). They're both powered ...
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Does each network packet cause an interrupt to CPU?

While I know that lot of packet processing(CRC calculations, packet segmentation handling, etc) can be offloaded to NIC, then does each packet still cause an interrupt to CPU? Is there a difference if ...
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Hardware Ethernet IP Limitation

In Linux Environment How many number of IP address I can assign to a Hardware ethernet interface ? Is there any limitation ? what is the maximum no. of virtual ethernet interface I can assign to a ...
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Excessive retransmissions on Ethernet

The CSMA/CA variants of Ethernet handle excessive failed transmissions due to repeated collisions by dropping the current frame and relying on upper layers for retransmissions: After 16 attempts ...
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Cannot connect to printer hosted on a Belkin print server

I tried to tap into Belkin Home Base (model #F5L049au) print server. I want to access a printer hosted by it. I set it up as a CUPs printer with the below specifications: Description: Via Belkin ...
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How do you add a virtual network IP address from the kernel command-line?

I would like to add a virtual IP address, something you normal do with: ifconfig eth0:0 192.168.1.1 (or via /etc/network/interfaces). But, I'd like to do it from the kernel command-line, which has ...
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I have installed CentOS 7 on Virtual Box, but network settings are missing

I have installed CentOS on Virtual Box. I had CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01 downloaded it from a torrent. I ran the following command; nmcli d Which tells that only loopback is there. I enabled ...
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set MAC address in “interfaces” file without configuring other network parameters

Under Debian Wheezy permanent network configuration takes place in /etc/network/interfaces file. Is it possible to configure hwaddress for an interface without configuring other network parameters ...
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How does server identify frames in case of multiple VLAN sub-interfaces?

When I create a VLAN sub-interface in Linux, then it gets the same MAC address as its parent interface. For example with ip link add link eth0 name eth0.333 type vlan id 333 command, the eth0.333 gets ...
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Do I have a dead NIC?

OK so this is kind of a long one due to command output. Not necessarily in complexity as I'm only showing some basic t-shooting so any feedback would be appreciated. Basically, I have a fairly new ...
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connecting linux device to a tablet via usb

I can connect my Linux device (an embedded device) to a tablet in the following way: Use a micro USB to Ethernet cable converter use a USB to Ethernet on my Linux device. connect the two device to ...
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Most reliable way to check for connected client?

I have an embedded Linux OS developed from scratch using Yocto. This talks to a Windows XP/7 client. The embedded OS runs a DHCP server and gives an address to the client. The problem is that the ...
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Multiple Lan interfaces on one VM rather than multiple VM

I'm looking if it's possible to give rights, to only allow the use of one network interface to a specific user on a Linux distribution. My use case: I want, for my studies, testing the ...
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Creating an Alias to Loopback Interface with an Arbitrary Name

I have an odd problem that seems simple enough but has evaded me thus far. I am attempting to support a legacy application that has a hard-coded ethernet device name ("eth0"). This hard-coding, I am ...
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directions about customized Layer 2 implementation in linux

I have some machines running on the same network. One node is the control node which distributes traffic coming to it to the other nodes. The thing is that I want to have a custom protocol header ...
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Bond slave link up is too slow

On one of my servers I set up a bond-device consisting of an onboard network-card and an PCIe network card. (eth1 and eth5) I set up the configugration according to man ifcfg-bonding - i.e. eth1 and ...
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Fedora 15: em1 recently dissapeared and hostapd no longer serves internet to wirelessly connected devices

I have a laptop running hostapd, phpd, and mysql. This laptop uses an Ethernet connection to connect to the internet and acts as a wireless access point for my workplace's wifi devices. After ...