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How do I find my network information – in Linux?

Apr 20, 2010, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In this article I will show you how to find out various networking information on your Linux system. All of these tasks can be handled by any skill level of user, so don't think you have to be an ubergeek, hacker-type in order to gain this information.

"Let's start off with the IP Address. Of course, before you do anything, you need to open up a terminal window. Once you have that open you can then issue the necessary command. The command for finding your IP Address is ifconfig. When you issue this command you will receive information for every network connection you have available. Most likely you will see information for both the loopback (lo) and your wired network connection (eth0). If you have a wireless connection that will be listed, most likely, as wlan0. The reported information will look like that shown in Figure 1. As you can see, you not only get the IP Address, but the Broadcast address, the Subnet Mask, and the IPv6 Address."

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