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10 Useful “ip” Commands to Configure Network Interfaces

The ip command is a new networking command-line utility that is used to assign an IP address to a network interface or configure/update useful network variables on a Linux system.

It is a part of the iproute2 package and offers several network administration tasks such as bringing up or down network interfaces, assign and remove IP addresses and routes, manage ARP cache, and much more.

The ip command is much similar to the old ifconfig command, but it is greatly more powerful with more functions and capabilities added to it.