Listing 151 Output of the ifconfig Command

bible:~ # ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:03:FF:69:68:12

inet addr:192.168.131.70 Bcast:192.168.131.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::203:ffff:fe69:6812/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:30256 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:35690 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:4048565 (3.8 Mb) TX bytes:34473633 (32.8 Mb) Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1080

lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

RX packets:3162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:3162 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:1150733 (1.0 Mb) TX bytes:1150733 (1.0 Mb)

Cross-Reference

The output of ifconfig can sometimes prove confusing for new users. See Chapter 6 for information on understanding most of the output.

Table 15-1 shows a breakdown of the ifconfig output.

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