Unix: More networking basics for the beginner
Mar 26, 2014, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sandra Henry-Stocker)
While the ifconfig command is still available and useful on most if not all Unix/Linux systems today, it is now deprecated on many Linux distributions. The command that has taken ifconfig's place is ip. While the ip command has numerous options and is considered more powerful than ifconfig, the ip commands you are likely to use are not difficult to learn or remember. There's just a lot more of them.