Linux Networking Commands. 1 / 3. Linux Networking Commands. To help you find and solve networking problems, this article describes some Linux utilities. The Components that Comprise the Linux Operating System . What Is .. Linux is typically administered from a command line interface (CLI), also known. Linux Commands Adds a static entry to the ARP cache that is never overwritten by network Deletes all statically assigned IP addresses for dev interface.
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Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. I will never forget my first ping. Working on Unix systems was never the same after that. Working on the command line was always a thrill, but understanding how Unix systems work together and how to do basic network troubleshooting brought the work to a new high. Let's run through the most useful networking commands that you'll find on Unix systems and maybe suggest some options you maybe never tried. It will tell you about your network interfaces, the state that they're in, your assigned IP address es , and even provide some counts of packets that have crossed the interface since the system was last booted.
I often ping a system somewhere else in the US one on which I had an account mny years ago as a test of my network connection. If I can get a response from a system several states up the coast, I must be doing OK. If I'm not OK, then it's time to do a little troubleshooting. The ping command generally behaves in one of two ways.
You can also provide the command with a -c option to specify how many times you want to ask. If I'm trying to verify that the systems that I'm expecting to find on a particular subnet are indeed up, I generally don't want to send each more than one ping. It takes too long. The output also provides some information on how long each segment of the path takes, thus giving you some notion of the quality of a connection.
X If traceroute gets to aa point at which it is unable to provide further information, you will start to see asterisks where you used to see system names and timing. With a -a option, it gives you even more. To see listening ports i. When you use this option, the output shows IP addresses and port numbers rather than system and service names.
I've found that companies are often lax in setting up the reverse lookup PTR records that tie IP addresses back to hostnames, but they are wonderfully useful. By the time you are watching over hundreds or even thousands of servers, you're going to occasionally ask yourself something like "What system is Here I'm picking on my local gas station.
Let's see what I can find out about Valero. After all, you just logged into it and, often, server names are set up as the system's command line prompt.
But you might be logged into several systems at once or you may want to know just a bit more information. Simply stated, if the requesting host receives a response from the destination host, this host is reachable.
This utility is commonly used to provide a basic picture of where a specific networking problem may exist. For example, if an Internet connection is down at an office, the ping utility can be used to figure out whether the problem exists within the office or within the network of the Internet provider.
Figure 1 below shows an example of the ping utility being used to obtain the reachability status of the locally connected router. Figure 1: Ping utility 9. Figure 2 below shows an example of the tracert utility being used to find the path from a host inside an office to www.
Sometimes this information is already known when addressing is configured statically, but when a dynamic addressing method is used, the IP address of each host can potentially change often. Figure 3 below shows an example of the ifconfig utility showing the IP configuration information of a queries host.
Figure 3: Ifconfig utility 7. DNS is used by everyone using the Internet to resolve commonly known domain names i. When this system does not work, most of the functionality that people are used to goes away, as there is no way to resolve this information.
The nslookup utility can be used to lookup the specific IP address es associated with a domain name. If this utility is unable to resolve this information, there is a DNS issue. Along with simple lookup, the nslookup utility is able to query specific DNS servers to determine an issue with the default DNS servers configured on a host. Figure 4 below shows an example of how the nslookup utility can be used to query the associated IP address information.
Figure 4: Nslookup utility 6. Netstat Often, one of the things that are required to be figured out is the current state of the active network connections on a host.