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Precise network control: ifup, ifdown, ifstatus

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Control your network interface with ifconfig and these three commands.
Have you ever lost your connection to the Internet and ended up rebooting in order to restore it? One morning recently, the CAT 5 cable connecting my desktop to my Linksys router was pulled loose by a kitten foraging for Baud knows what behind my monitor. I didn't know that at the time -- all I knew was that my connection to the Internet suddenly stopped responding. I checked the cable modem and the router, but didn't notice the cable that had been pulled loose from the back of the router. If I had known about ifstatus, I could have solved the puzzle at once.
 read more | mail this link | score:8011 | -Ray, February 7, 2006
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