hardware (or its representation by software) that connects a computing device (host) to a computer network (net)

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RHEL: add IPv6 default gateway via interface configuration file

I need to configure a default gateway for IPv6 over the interface configuration files in RHEL (6.6). The File is managed by puppet With IPv4 there is this option GATEWAY=[IPv4 address] I've ...
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Failed to bring up wlan0

I'm running Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi 2. I have bought a wireless dongle, and I would like to configure both the wired and wireless NIC with a static IP. This is the content of my ...
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what does none in “tun0@none” stand for?

In the output of ip a I just got the lines: 4: tun0@NONE: <POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST,NOARP,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UNKNOWN group default qlen 100 What does the NONE in there ...
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A lot of br** interfaces

So I'm using this script https://github.com/oblique/create_ap to start a bridged network on my RPi (works pretty good); now, when I start the script, it creates a new br** interface each time: ...
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Virtual NIC's in Linux?

How do I create a VNIC interface in linux? What I want to do is create an interface that is linked in some way to a physical interface but functions in its own namespace. I know the physical ...
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Tracking Source IP of Dropped Packets

I have a server running CentOS 7 which is showing a considerable amount of RX dropped packets on ifconfig. I believe those may be caused by hardware problems such as faulty cables and connections. ...
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Untagged interface in Linux?

I know how to create a tagged interface in linux using vconfig like eth1.10 which makes it receive and send tagged packets. Is it possible to create an interface which receives and sends untagged ...
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Force local IP traffic to go through LAN WITHOUT ip address changes

I post this question on serverfault a few days ago but i think it's more accurate here. I know there's some topics about forcing local IP trafic of a Linux machine to go through the LAN (over the ...
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How to figure out which network interface is used by NFS on Solaris 10?

I have a server with 8 network interfaces configured. From it, I share some directories and export nfs mounts to other servers. My question is how do I figure out which of the 8 interfaces is used ...
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How to Connect Different WiFi interfaces : 1 for external 1 for internal

I've built a Wireless Access point using hostapd and udhcpd. I have 2 WiFi dongles, one is used as wlan0 other is used as wlan1, I connected one of them to internet and other is keeping working as an ...
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What exactly do `/etc/network/interfaces` `up` and `down` commands do?

I am concerned that I may be incorrectly using the up and down interface options in /etc/network/interfaces. I was under the impression that these options were simply executed as a 'hook' after ...
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How to statically assign network interfaces to USB Wireless LAN adapters

For this system there are two WLAN USB adapters: One connects as a client always, and the other connects as an AP. I have a script that manages their operation, but in order to do that I need to ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and DHCP configuration failure

I want to have IP address assigned by DHCP, so I set: % netadm enable -p ncp Automatic It seems that after this the dhcp agent has been initiated, and throwing errors: ip: WARNING: net0 has ...
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Mysterious disappearing static IP address on wifi interface under Debian?

With these lines in \etc\network\interfaces... allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.8.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.8.1 ... the interface comes up about ...
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Bind unix program to specific network interface

Question: How do I launch a program while ensuring that it's network access is bound via a specific network interface? Case: I want to access two distinct machines with the same IP (192.168.1.1), but ...
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Fedora alternative to the post-up command

Does Fedora support something similar to the post-up command (as in Ubuntu) or does it have any other alternative for this command? I want to run a custom script after activating network interface ...
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Why is my nic ethN suddenly called p18pN? [duplicate]

After a reboot my network interface eth1 is now called p18p1 messing up my network setup. What causes this change of name? I'm using Linux 4.0.5 on Ubuntu 15.04.
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I wish to move SBC flash image to new board and maintain network interface indexing

I wrote a small php application on a SBC. I created a disk image from the CF card. When I write the image to a new CF and install on a new SBC the interface index numbers (I hope I am stating that ...
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How can I restart a VPN whenever I connect via wireless or 3G/4G?

I need to restart my VPN whenver I connect to the internet via wireless via a HotSpot or through a 3G Modem. How can I restart a VPN whenever I connect via wireless or 3G/4G? My distro is Ubuntu ...
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Modification needs to be done in iptables in case of a bridge between two interfaces is implemented

I have a machine with 2 NICs; eth0 and eth1. Each NIC has an assigned IP address and the traffic between them is controlled using the below script. #!/bin/bash SAT_RECV="192.168.200.0/16" NQ=9 ...
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No IP address on VMware running centos 7

I just now installed Cent OS 7 on my VMware 8 and I am not able to connect it to a network. I checked the VM network and its mapped to the physical NIC. The same setting work like charm on my CentOS ...
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DNS Issue in ubuntu 14.04

I am facing DNS resolving issue sometimes in my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS trusty. I have configured my system with network manager to work with static IP assignment. I have also tried by changing DNS server ...
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Debian won't accept my network's password during installation

I'm trying to install Debian Jessie on a Toshiba Satellite M45-S331, but I'm stuck on the "Configure the network" step. I successfully installed the firmware for my wireless card, and I am able to ...
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CentOS 7 - Rename network interface without rebooting

I'm renaming network interfaces by modifying the files in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts. eth0 -> nic0 eth1 -> nic1 The content of the the network scripts looks like this, after modification: # ...
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Make OpenVPN restart upon new network connection on systemd

How would you go about making OpenVPN automatically restart upon connecting to a network? The issue is that every time a network connection is lost, or if the computer is booted without a network ...
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Installing huawei Linux driver on fedora 20

I want to use huawei e303f data card on fedora 20 32 bit. I have downloaded the Linux huawei driver. But when I try to install it , it pauses for an indefinite period after the line that's reads '1:4 ...
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Interfaces, IPTables, Connections, Local Connection - Confused :/

I configured my iptables today and ran into some questions i could not resolve yet. So it would be nice, if someone could verify or answer the following to clarify: Each interface can be configured ...
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why do some network cards need to load external firmware?

I have read this question/answer, but I still do not understand why some network cards work perfectly well without any additional firmware, whereas others need to load firmware to work. As a specific ...
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Forward traffic coming into dummy interface on to another interface(?)

Can I forward traffic coming into a dummy interface on to another interface? Or is it not a real interface at all even? Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT 0 packets, 0 bytes) pkts bytes target prot ...
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Set NetworkManager to ignore rfkill

My notebook does not have a hardware button to disable wireless. But NetworkManager and rfkill see wireless as hard blocked. Wicd and iwconfig works well. Is there any way to disable hard block check ...
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Suse 13.2 fails to connect to router

NetworkManager appears to be running, however cannot connect to router. I am in my first days of using a new computer with a then newly loaded opensuse 13.2. The first few days all appeared to ...
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Interface doesn't go up with ip link set interface up

Until yesterday, Internet was just fine and I connected without much problems. I then disabled the network interface, trying to understand a little more how to manage these kind of things, issuing ...
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post-up only once after reboot

I need to run a script ONCE the first time the system connects to the internet. So I use post-up in my interface to run the script. However, I only want to run the script once per boot. So if the ...
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WiFi cycle with hostapd

I'm using hostapd to broadcast my wireless network. I'm cycling through a list of config files. I'm able to create a wireless network the first time, but as soon as I'm trying to cycle to the next one ...
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Create a loopback interface and make it permanent (FreeBSD)

I create a loopback interface using: #ifconfig lo1 create The problem is when I reboot the machine I loose my configuration. I tried to modify the /etc/rc.conf file but I didn't figure the right way ...
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Please help me to understand these tun0 addresses

I have already done some searching and more or less understand what a tun0 interface does. I got the following from various sources, Packets sent by an operating system via a tun/tap device are ...
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Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm?

Is there a way to emulate a wireless card in qemu / kvm? Or is there no point to this? Is it considered just another interface?
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How to find out which process keeps tunnel interface(tun) up?

If I create a tun interface with ip tuntap add mode tun command and force it administratively up with ip link set dev tun1 up command, then the interface itself is always "physically" down: ...
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Network UNCLAIMED - Unable to access internet

My Kubuntu was working well until I think a day ago, and suddenly I don't have access to Wi-Fi. I've tried turning on the connection via the Connection editor but the box was grayed out. After looking ...
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What exactly happens in Linux internally when an ethernet cable is connected?

I would like to understand what exactly happens when a cable is being connected to the Ethernet port (assuming dynamic IP addressing): What services are being run and how are they triggered? What ...
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Enable Promiscous mode in CentOS 7

How to enable promiscuous mode on network adapter. I have tried by adding PROMISC=yes in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ensxxx but no effect even after network restart or rebooting the system.
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How do I disable network interfaces from loading at boot without Network Manager?

The machine I'm using has 4 network interfaces, only one of which is currently being used (the other 3 are not plugged in at all). Currently when the machine is restarted it is delayed by a few ...
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Is it possible to set interface name permanently in Raspbian?

I'm using 2 wifi dongles. First one is used to monitor and second one is used to access internet. Even if I changed /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules as below, at startup sometimes wlan0 ...
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Device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization

I have cloned a fedora and now trying to configure network interfaces. Every time i am adding a new NIC, it starts with number eth3 (rather eth0). i have tried removing and modifying the ...
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installing r8168 driver in centos 4.8

I have installed cent os 4.8 and I am not able to connect to internet from that system. After searching on the net I found that the system has r8169 driver instead of r8168. Now I am trying to ...
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ifconfig not showing ip address under eth0

Usually when I connect my raspberry pi to my laptop using an ethernet cable, the ifconfig command in each computer would show the ipaddress of each computer under eth0. I recently got a new raspberry ...
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Set a local static IP address on a network interface and have it permanent even after restart

I have openSUSE 13.2. My laptop connects to the internet through a WiFi network but I have an embedded device which I need to connect to it through the ethernet interface. It has an IP address of ...
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Change of Network Interface using Metrics

I want to achieve dynamic interface change between eth0 and wlan0, one solution I am looking into is to change interface metric. Different than this question, I don't want to make any change to ...
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command line tool group chat utility under linux

I am working on mac osx Yosemite. I want to reach to a user under a certain IP address. (It might be local network or thru internet). I want to do it thru terminal using the default tools that ...
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How to update ip in hosts file automatically from a VirtualBox guest?

I have a VirtualBox guest running Debian with Bridged Adapter. The host is running on Windows 8. I would like to connect from the host to the guest through a specific port. I came up with the ...