IP stands for "Internet Protocol". It is one of the fundamental protocols that powers the internet. IP is how data is able to be routed to the correct destination - your computer is assigned an IP address, and when you need to get data back, that data gets sent to your IP address.

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Assigning IP to a bridged interfaces

Is there a way to assign an IP to bridged interfaces? For example, under normal circumstances: ifconfig eth0 0.0.0.0 ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0 brctl addbr mybridge brctl addif mybridge eth0 brctl addif ...
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Help understanding interfaces in Backtrack

I am fairly new in UNIX and have recently installed backtrack on a VMWare box on my machine and I am trying to use DHCLIENT command but am having trouble in understanding the interfaces. I am ...
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Alternative to mrouted for DVMRP on Debian Squeeze

I need to implement DVMRP protocol to route multicast over Openvpn (tun) connection for some old 3Com NBX phones. I use Debian squeeze so mrouted is not available (obsolete). What can I use ...
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Is /etc/resolv.conf needed when using a static IP address?

I am trying to configure the IP address of my embedded device. The device should have a static IP address and I attempt to set this using the /etc/network/interfaces file with iface eth0 inet static ...
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Unable to get embedded device to ping anything on the network

I have an embedded device, built using buildroot, kernel version 3.6.11 running busybox. The kernel is built with completely default options. I have configured the device according to what the network ...
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Heartbeat with virtual IP at Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed heartbeat package at both linux devices so that when ever clients request a service they will be arrived to this IP, and client will not know what are the back-end/actual ip addresses ...
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Use a specific interface for a specific destination subnet (source IP setting)

I am looking for some sort of routing trickery to set a specific source IP: Local machine has two IPs; Eth1: 192.168.0.1 Eth1:2 192.168.0.2 Default gateway is 192.168.0.254 via Eth1 Remote subnet ...
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set VM IP address to be the same every time from DHCP on CentOS 5.6

I have an issue where, each time I start my CentOS 5.6 VM, DHCP (I believe) is allocating my VM a different IP. I have the VM mapped as a Samba share in Windows 7 and this changes between 192.168.0.8, ...
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What to use for firewall testing (port opened or not)

so... we know that we can test that if a port is open on the firewall with: telnet SERVERIP PORT ..but afaik there are services that can't be tested with telnet, because ex.: telnet doesn't know ...
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How do I know what service is running on a particular port in linux?

I am trying to run weblogic server on my linux machine and I am getting the following error : ERROR: transport error 202: bind failed: Address already in use ERROR: JDWP Transport dt_socket failed to ...
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Running a local port scan and found open ports but, don't know what they're used for?

I wrote a very basic python script to port scan my system. I'm running linux-mint lisa: open_ports = [] for port in xrange(65536): conn = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM) ...
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Change remote host IP address without losing control (Linux)

How can I change a remote host primary IP address without getting disconnected at all (without being in a "no IP addr" state). The matter is poorly discussed on Internet (according to my research). ...
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Unable to ping gateway & other Linux boxes on same network

I'm somewhat new to Linux, but I'm trying to network a few Linux machines. I can't seem to be able ping the gateway or the other Linux machines. My scenario: I have a few Linux boxes set up on a ...
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Discover MTU between me and destination IP

In a case I can use only UDP and ICMP protocols, how can I discover, in bytes, the path MTU for packet transfer from my computer to a destination IP?
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How to remove all default gateways

I'm commanding a customarily built linux machine so not all linux commands are available. I execute network related commands so I need to set a default gateway right before I run my command, then ...
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Assigning IP address to environment variable [duplicate]

How can I assign the IP address of eth0 to an environment variable, say $ip, as easily as possible? Update: Distro is Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.
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Linux always send ICMP redirect

I have several Debian Squeeze (6.0.6 up to date) used as routers. When a link is down, they send ICMP redirects to local hosts. This is the default behaviour of Debian and several others. So once the ...
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Static IP address shifting to 192.168.1.251

I have a system with a static IP address of 192.168.1.150. I configured /etc/network/interfaces manually (i.e. without using NetworkManager.) It is a web server hosting three sites. I am having ...
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Looking for elegant iproute2 solution for host w/ 2 interfaces on 2 networks and 3 gateways

I've got a Linux webserver with 192.168.0.2/24 assigned to eth0 and 172.16.0.2/24 assigned to eth1. I must not change this. Here's the routing so far: 172.16.0.0/24 dev eth1 proto kernel scope link ...
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What's the mechanism that a process listening to localhost refuses to process a request to its LAN IP address?

The private IP address of my machine is 192.168.44.182. If I started a process using nc -l localhost 20000 Then this process won't handle requests sent to 192.168.44.182. Since the process ...
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“system-config-network-tui &” doesn't work

When I try to edit or assign the IP using this command: system-config-network-tui & Terminal opens a console which is uncontrollable, just like this: This happens on CentOS and Red Hat.
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ubuntu server 12.04 lts is there a way to enable sleep mode and wake on lan?

I was wondering if it were posible to make my server go to sleep after a set period of time, but still be listening for lan requests. I use my server as a media server that might get used 3 or 4 hours ...
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How can I disable TCP/IP for an Ethernet adapter?

I have CentOS 6.3 running in a (virtual) machine with two Ethernet adapters. I have eth0 connected to a TCP/IP LAN and eth1 connected to a DSL modem. The system is intended as a dedicated ...
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policy routing problem with load balanced ppp connections

This my setup using Debian 6.0.6. It's role is a proxy server and a load balancer using eight 3G modems. First and foremost: Whenever a ppp connection dials it takes over the default gateway which ...
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What is the GNU/Linux equivalent of BSD's “route get …”?

The BSD route command has a feature that will show what route will be selected for a given host. For example: /Users/mhaase $ route get google.com route to: iad23s07-in-f8.1e100.net destination: ...
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SSH to a remote computer having only the public IP

Is it possible to connect to a computer behind a router via SSH knowing only the public IP address (of the router)?
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How to force a connection to a certain host to use to a specific source IP?

When using the Shoutcast2 yellowpages there is a really annoying issue that it always uses the default IP the system uses for an outgoing conection to register itself even if the server is configured ...
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Static IP config no longer persistent in CentOS6

I was messing around with KVM in CentOS 6.3 when I noticed I was having problems with the IP address of my principle network connection (eth0). I backed out my bridge and restored the network-script ...
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Changing host file in Ubuntu

I tried to change /etc/hosts to change a local DNS entry, so I can map any website name to any IP, but it isn't working. How can I debug it?
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Scan one or all ports, on UDP or all protocols, to see if I'm getting, what I suppose to get

I have a GPS localizer (TK102). I've set it up to send responses over GPRS to particular IP and over particular port. I was told that, it uses UDP. It seems that something is being sent (paid ...
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Kickstart: one network card with DHCP, one with static IP?

I am using Kickstart to automate a CentOS install. I wanted one of the interfaces to have static IP so I wrote - network --onboot yes --bootproto static \ -ip="intended IP" -netmask="intended ...
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How to use traceroute command in unix

how to determine if the server is slow or not with traceroute unix command . Here is the traceroute Out put of a host IP . traceroute 188.165.247.43 traceroute to 188.165.247.43 (188.165.247.43), ...
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u-boot disable DHCP requests with setenv

I am trying to disable the DHCP requests after the Kernel was loaded. Using freescale imx25 dev-board in standard config. In u-boot, I find two lines ip=dhcp: MX25 U-Boot > pri bootdelay=3 ...
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Load Balancer Solution with linux

I need a suggestion to realize a proper solution to this problem: As you can see in the image above, I have 2 application servers that need to talk with and external third party provider over the ...
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How do I route a spare network interface through an SSH tunnel?

I just bought a Raspberry Pi and I am wanting to route an ad hoc wireless network interface fully through an SSH tunnel that was created using another wireless interface. I want to do this so that I ...
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Books/Resources which explain TCP/IP kernel implementation [closed]

I only know about: 1) Internetworking with TCP/IP: Vol.II, Design, Implementation, and Internals 2) TCP/IP Illustrated, Vol. 2: The Implementation but these are quite dated. I am particularly ...
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Monitoring interface changes with udev, especially if a route is set

Is there a way to monitor interface up/downs, especially to check if a route is setup or removed, with udev?
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Changing the IP Address in Solaris 11

I am trying to change the IP address in Solaris, but am failing to do so. The IP address needs to be a fixed number, like 10.0.11.10 I have tried changing the IP address in /etc/hosts which I ...
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How to find out if Ubuntu is using DHCP (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GUI)

How can I find out if my IP address is DHCP, Fixed or Dynamic? I need to tell my network administrator what the IP address is, that my Virtual Machine is using. I know the numbers, but I don't know ...
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How to allow mysql remote connections via particular interface

I have a 10.237.49.251 IP on eth0 and another IP on another interface How do I enable remote mysql calls on eth0 device?
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How can I restart a network interface?

How can I restart a network interface? I have a vm that doesn't update its IP address correctly when switching between home and work. The vm runs Ubuntu server and uses a bridged network adapter.
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IP of localhost

How does a Linux instance determine its IP address? That is, not the 127.0.0.1. Is this stored in file or does ifconfig somehow calculate it at every invocation? I managed to solve it just to show ...
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Changing DD-WRT's default IP address

I have Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH wireless router and I updated the firmware to DD-WRT (the newest build). The rest of my home network is in IP scope of 192.168.0.100-200 and this router has it's own. The ...
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How to know if a network interface is tap, tun, bridge or physical?

As far as i know, there are 4 main types of network interfaces in linux: tun, tap, bridge and physical. When i'm doing sys admin on machines running KVM, i usually come accross tap, bridge and ...
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Control source address for whois queries

is it possible to execute the command "whois" and choose the outgoing ip for the query? I have mounted several IP's on my network interface "/etc/network/interfaces" for ssl porpuses, but would be ...
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Why doesn't Linux use the IANA Ephemeral port range?

According to Wikipedia The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) suggests the range 49152 to 65535 for dynamic or private ports. Many Linux kernels use the port range 32768 to 61000. Even ...
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Constantly pinging a server

I am not sure if this is exactly the right place for this question, but there is no networking stack exchange. I want to ping a server a bunch of times (eg.10,000+) to gather information on the ...
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Do IPTABLE rules apply to other devices on a network?

I have an embedded device that listens to a specific port to be programmed by vendor specific software. If I have a network that consists of a small linux computer and this industrial device would ...
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need to my server's ip changes when it needs to connect port 'x' on ip 'y'

simple question: "need a way to proxify a port" I have a linux server and have a proxy server on another machine. My linux server needs connect to port 'x' on ip 'y' Is it possible to create ...
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Find out network traffic per IP

We have one central server which functions as an internet gateway. This server is connected to the internet, and using iptables we forward traffic and share the internet connection among all computers ...