Package net-tools

Basic networking tools

http://sourceforge.net/projects/net-tools/

The net-tools package contains basic networking tools,
including ifconfig, netstat, route, and others.
Most of them are obsolete. For replacement check iproute package.

File Formats (Section 5)
ethers
Ethernet address to IP number database
System Administration (Section 8)
arp
Arp manipulates or displays the kernel's IPv4 network neighbour cache. It can add entries to the table, delete one or display the current content. ARP stands...
ether-wake
This manual page documents the usage of the ether-wake command. ether-wake is a program that generates and transmits a Wake-On-LAN (WOL) "Magic Packet", used...
ifconfig
Ifconfig is used to configure the kernel-resident network interfaces. It is used at boot time to set up interfaces as necessary. After that, it is usually only...
ipmaddr
The ipmaddr command can perform one of the following operations: add - add a multicast address del - delete a multicast address show - list multicast addresses
iptunnel
The iptunnel command creates configured tunnels for sending and receiving IPV6 or IPV4 packets that are encapsulated as the payload of an IPV4 datagram. The...
mii-diag
This manual page documents briefly the mii-diag network adapter control and monitoring command. Addition documentation is available from...
mii-tool
This utility checks or sets the status of a network interface's Media Independent Interface (MII) unit. Most fast ethernet adapters use an MII to autonegotiate...
nameif
nameif renames network interfaces based on mac addresses. When no arguments are given /etc/mactab is read. Each line of it contains an interface name and a...
netstat
Netstat prints information about the Linux networking subsystem. The type of information printed is controlled by the first argument, as follows:(none) By...
plipconfig
Plipconfig is used to (hopefully) improve PLIP performance by changing the default timing parameters used by the PLIP protocol. Results are dependent on the...
route
Route manipulates the kernel's IP routing tables. Its primary use is to set up static routes to specific hosts or networks via an interface after it has been...
slattach
Slattach is a tiny little program that can be used to put a normal terminal ("serial") line into one of several "network" modes, thus allowing you to use it for...