Basic networking 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.
ethers Ethernet address to IP number database 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...