ifup man page
ifup — bring a network interface up
ifdown — take a network interface down
- Enable interface eth0:
- Enable all the interfaces defined with "auto" in /etc/network/interfaces:
ifup CONFIG [boot]
The ifup and ifdown commands may be used to configure (or, respec- tively, deconfigure) network interfaces based on interface definitions in the files /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<configuration>
These scripts take one argument normally: the name of the configuration (e.g. eth0). They are called with a second argument of "boot" during the boot sequence so that devices that are not meant to be brought up on boot (ONBOOT=no, see below) can be ignored at that time.
The file defining an interface.