Managing and using network connectivity on a unix system

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Connecting to a WPA2 network

For connecting to networks use WPA/WPA2 with PSK, from here wpa_passphrase your_network_name your_password > wpa.conf ifconfig wlan0 down ifconfig wlan0 up iwconfig wlan0 essid ...
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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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dd wrt firmwire file prompt password while extracting

I am a newbie in using dd wrt firmware development. Last day i download a dd wrt firmware dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e900.bin for Linksys E 900 router. I need to extract this image for ...
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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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Compile network card driver on debian

I buy a new network card , D-Link DGE-528T. My OS is Debian(Jessie) kernel : 3.16.0-4-amd64 but it can't detect the new network card, so I must to compile driver by myself. follow README file. ...
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interface associates with access point, but dhclient hangs

I'm having an issue connecting to my access point from the terminal. I'm using iw to connect: iw wlan0 connect MY_AP Running iwconfig wlan0 shows that it's associated with the access point. But ...
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Disable networking only inside of a single terminal

I want to run a command in the terminal to disable networking, just in that terminal. How can that be accomplished? I'm running OSX. Note: I only want to disable the networking in that terminal. ...
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Wiereless Not Working in Macbook Pro Retina (2014) [on hold]

I am a new Linux user. I have had a problem with the detection of my wireless network adapter in Kali Linux for a while. I have posted in their forums but with no success, but as I have seen that this ...
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How to make virtual interface ping to a host in the network

I crated a virtual interface as indicated in this link. sudo modprobe dummy sudo ip link set name eth10 dev dummy0 sudo ifconfig eth10 up sudo ifconfig eth10 192.168.1.150 now if I want to make a ...
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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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Aix equivalent of tcp_retries2 linux parameter [on hold]

Please help me with the Aix equivalent of tcp_retries2 paremater that is available in linux machines.
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How can I monitor network connections for an app

I'm running a chat application on my machine called foo - how do I view all connection attempts (failed or successful) for foo? I have attempted this with netstat, but I am unsure how to associate ...
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Will this work? [on hold]

I have a relative who doesn't have a Ethernet jack to her laptop and was wondering if a USB 2.0 Male to 10/100Mbps RJ45 LAN Ethernet Network Plug Adapter Cable will work. She has a old netbook 1.6Ghz ...
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USB Wi-Fi correctly installed but it can't access the Internet, Debian Wheezy

I have a USB Wi-Fi stick correctly installed on my Debian Wheezy system. from dmesg: ADDRCONF (NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready from ip a: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> ...
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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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Need help with a network manager command line script

I am looking for some help in creating a script. As RHEL boots up and I login, I'd want to manually run a script which would: Identify the active ethernet interface (the eth ID being used). Ask ...
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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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Congestion Control algorithm performance testing in FreeBSD

I am working on implementation of a proposed modification of TCP Congestion Control algorithm that would allow to improve it (the CC) by adding a dynamic bandwidth estimation. I have been able (with ...
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Linux Container LXC Intra Host Networking Issues

I have a problem that I cannot seem to resolve. I have two hosts M and N. A container in host M can ping the gateway, its host and all containers in Host N but cannot ping any co-hosted container in ...
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Simplest way to send files over network

What is the simplest and most versatile way to send files over the network to other computers? By that I mean computers that other people are using at the moment. I don't think SSH works if the ...
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Bridge interface - add default route

I used to connect my ubuntu 14.04 laptop on office network via eth0 and the route table gets updated with the office network gateway ip in auto mode. Now, i changed my /etc/network/interfaces ...
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How to add routes multiple times in routing table?

Need to add same route multiple times in the routing table, or is there a way to maintain references in the routing table entries ? (may be with different priorities etc.) Am working on a switch ...
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What is blocking: Firewall and tcpwrapper?

Is it possible to find whether firewall(Iptable) or tcpwrapper is blocking a connection without accessing the remote server? (tcpdump?) Thank you,
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Command to see my current ip if proxy is applied only for a certain website

It might not be a relevent question here on so, but I tried on http://networkengineering.stackexchange.com and there are less users. So, I am not a networking guy and I have the next situation: I ...
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is there a system-wide “extension” to /etc/services that does not get replaced on package updates?

I know how to use /etc/services but if I change it and the inetd package is later updated via apt-get to a new default one, my changes are gone (happened to me on a apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian ...
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Which flags should I use for my “netstat” commands?

I would like to use two variants of the netstat command; one exclusively for IPv4 and the other exclusively for IPv6 traffic. In both cases I would only like to list the following information: ...
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Program like vnStat that filters for only external (Internet) traffic

I've been using vnStat to monitor the ethernet interface on a Linux computer, but found that it includes all local traffic. I do many file transfers from within the subnet which far exceeds the ...
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Samba and usbmount: can't write on automounted device

This is my problem: I configured my RPi with Debian: Samba shares /media/, that is readable-writeable-executable from my home network usbmount automount USB devices when inserted in my RPi, in ...
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how to overcome conflict between 2 network cards - virtualbox ubuntu

I am running ubuntu 10.4.04 LTS as guest in virtualbox on OSX Yosemite. Unfortunatelly I seem to have the network configured wrong I followed this tutorials ...
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Set the TCP window scaling option to 4 & the TCP window size to 65535 [closed]

I want all TCP packet (linux system) to be sent with: TCP window scaling option set to: 4 TCP window size set to: 65535 (0xffff). How I can configure my linux system to do that?
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Bonding two interfaces

I'm trying to simulate bonding between two interfaces eth0 and eth1. So basicly, I need these two interfaces to be on the same subnet. My question here is: How can I achieve this?
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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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Elementary OS shows WiFi networks, but won't connect

In the top bar, clicking the network icon shows a list of networks. My school's network, which on Windows I would connect to, and then visit a login page in Chrome in order for it to work, shows on ...
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Linux - iptables - get YouTube streaming bytes usage

How do I get bytes usage using iptables for a particular IP, including YouTube streaming videos? Currently, I am using the following IP tables rules to get data usage by IP address: sudo iptables -I ...
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I can't ping my bond interface when simulating 2 WAN connections

I'm actually simulating 2 WANs connexions with Wanem (each one on a different VM), those are connected to my servers. What I need to do here is to create a bonding to improve my bandwidth. I've ...
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Unable to connect to certain IP address, but able to connect to other IP in same subnet

I'm running a 14.04.2 LTS ubuntu box in a DMZ with IP of 10.10.30.35 and I have the following network mystery. I'm trying to connect to another unix box outside the DMZ but in our internal network at ...
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What happens to TCP when a write fails to enqueue with the device tx ring?

Lets say the device tx ring is full and you do a normal C non blocking write(fd, buff) to enqueue data in the TCP SND buffer. What happens when this fails? In UDP - the packet would be dropped but ...
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Sharing the loopback interface across network namespaces

I'm interested in using a separate namespace for running a VPN client, so that every process I run into that namespace accesses the Internet through the VPN. That part I've managed to accomplish. ...
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Unable to access another server over local network on Digital Ocean

I have two servers. Let's call them A and B. Both are running ubuntu server 14.04. B runs percona server. Now I do not have any firewall set-up on either servers still I am unable to connect to server ...
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IPvsadm, cannot get it to work at all

From my production server, I should make several connections (>50) to two different IP addresses. I am trying to load balance among these two IP addresses when making outbound connections so that the ...
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How to force nm-tool to update its DNS servers

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and having a problem with changing DNS. I can change servers in the /etc/resoolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base and head files and restart resolvconf using sudo resolvconf -u and it will ...
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URXVT network issues

So yeah. Whenever I maximize URXVT my friend's computer's League of Legends client, while in-game, latency goes up to around 3,000. Wireshark, ntop and tcpdump do not reveal any outgoing packets ...
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Get Debian Wheezy netinstall to detect wlan

I'm attempting to install debian wheezy from the netinstall iso burned to usb. I'm trying to use a Belkin F9L1002v1. First time I attempted installation, I was notified of some missing firmware, so I ...
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Running a systemd service file after the network is up to bypass an OpenVPN default gateway

I would like to add a static route using a systemd service file on system boot. I have a DMZ network on a separate 192.168 class C network reachable via my default gateway. I also use OpenVPN to ...
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What does “network interface” mean in /etc/network/interfaces, ifconfig and iwconfig?

/etc/network/interfaces is a file configuring network interfaces, and ifconfig and iwconfig are commands operating on network interfaces. I saw the logical name for a network interface they use can ...
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Snort alerts analysis (web interface)

I have a question about Snort (or maybe any other IDS/IPS, any working solutions would be ok). The goal is to set up some web interface providing a way to view the whole TCP stream packets of each ...
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Is netcat or socat zero copy

netcat or socat could run like a broker in messaging systems. For example: a one-line forward server socat TCP4-LISTEN:www,fork TCP4:www.domain.org:www Are they zero-copy under the hood?
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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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List all layer 3 protocols available in my system?

I am studying the OSI model and I have some doubts. How do I list layer 3 (OSI) protocols available/running in my system? Can I monitor them? Can I access to them (other than IP) from an programming ...
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How much of Linux's recent TCP bufferbloat remediation also applies to SCTP?

I am looking at rebuilding an existing communications sub-system within a shared-nothing cluster. The current message protocol is built on UDP but layers on reliable, in-order delivery and ...