All About Linux: Ifconfig–Dissected and Demystified

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]

“ifconfig–the ubiquitous command bundled with any Unix/Linux OS
is used to setup any/all the network interfaces such as ethernet,
wireless, modem and so on that are connected to your computer.
ifconfig command provides a wealth of knowledge to any person who
takes the time to look at its output. Commonly, the ifconfig
command is used for the following tasks:

“1) Configuring an interface–be it ethernet card, wireless
card, loop back interface or any other. For example, in its
simplest form, to set up the IP address of your ethernet card, you
pass the necessary options to the ifconfig command as

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