System Administration Guide: IP Services

Major TCP/IP Administrative Tasks (Task Map)

The following table lists other miscellaneous tasks to administer the network after initial configuration, such as displaying network information. The table includes a description of what each task accomplishes and the section in the current documentation where the specific steps to perform the task are detailed.



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Display configuration information about an interface. 

Determine the current configuration of each interface on a system. 

How to Get Information About a Specific Interface

Display interface address assignments. 

Determine the address assignments for all interfaces on the local system. 

How to Display Interface Address Assignments

Display statistics on a per-protocol basis. 

Monitor the performance of the network protocols on a particular system. 

How to Display Statistics by Protocol

Display network status. 

Monitor your system by displaying all sockets and routing table entries. The output includes the inet address family for IPv4 and inet6 address family for IPv6.  

How to Display the Status of Sockets

Display the status of network interfaces. 

Monitor the performance of network interfaces, which is useful for troubleshooting transmission problems. 

How to Display Network Interface Status

Display packet transmission status. 

Monitor the state of packets as they are sent over the wire. 

How to Display the Status of Transmissions for Packets of a Specific Address Type

Control the display output of IPv6-related commands. 

Controls the output of the ping, netstat, ifconfig, and traceroute commands. Creates a file that is named inet_type. Sets the DEFAULT_IP variable in this file.

How to Control the Display Output of IP-Related Commands

Monitor network traffic. 

Displays all IP packets by using the snoop command.

How to Monitor IPv6 Network Traffic

Trace all routes that are known to the network's routers. 

Uses the traceroute command to show all routes.

How to Trace All Routes