ifconfig command

posted May 5, 2013, 5:14 PM by Sachchida Ojha   [ updated May 5, 2013, 5:14 PM ]

The ifconfig command is the network interface configuration tool that allows the network interface STRUCTURE to be dynamically created or deleted from the kernel memory.

This command accepts data from the command line, then builds a memory structure that conforms to the parameters. For debugging purposes, theifconfig command is used to examine the status of a communications interface.