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

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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 ...
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What is a hotplug event from the interface?

According to Debian Network setup document allow-hotplug <interface_name> stanza in /etc/network/interfaces file starts an interface when the kernel detects a hotplug event from the interface. ...
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Connect through different interfaces to the same server

i have two pppoe interfaces - ppp0 and ppp1. I would like to reach the same server on both interface. I added the desired ip address to the route table: route add 10.88.40.13 ppp0 And I could ...
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I need dhclient to flush IP address/routes when link goes down

I am running one Ubuntu Server 14.04 with network configuration using /etc/network/interfaces and so ifup/ifdown scripts. I realised that if I configure one interface in DHCP mode, then I unplug the ...
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Where does BPF packet capture read its data from?

I am interested in the low-level interfacing with network packets. From what I read, tools like tcpdump and libpcap use the BPF packet filter device /dev/bpf* to read link-layer network packets (on ...
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Fair traffic classification using TC

I want to apply a qdisc I developed on myself (quite similar to netem. Think netem.) to several IP-addresses using the filter classifier. No problem this far, I could do so using the prio qdisc or HTB ...
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How do I limit inbound and outbound bandwidth to and from a specific host on CentOS

As the title says, I am trying to limit inbound and outbound bandwidth to and from a specific host on CentOS. The reason is that this host consistently uses a large amount of bandwidth and this needs ...
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Possible to reserve a network interface for exclusive use?

Like the headline says: is this possible in Linux at all? How would one implement a completely silent packet sniffer? I would like to take the interface away and give it back to the OS at will, if ...
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Problem with routing tables network interface in Centos 6.6

I've problem with the routing tables, I've 2 network interface. (2 interfaces with 2 difference network address IP address: 112.xxx.xxx.xxx: static IP and 10.xxx.xxx.xxx local IP) 1: IP address is: ...
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net scripts try to up old physical removed network interface

Situation: Gentoo with kernel 3.8.4 amd64 udev 218 no systemd, no initram, no old network udev rules Previously 3 network interfaces (2 x onboard, 1 pci , all r8189 module ones) After an short ...
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Permanently disable IPv6, for a given interface?

I'm looking to permanently disable IPv6 on a specific interface because it's broken and my question on Superuser to fix it is dead so how can I go about doing that? I've added ...