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USERNETCTL


Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: Red Hat, Inc.
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NAME

usernetctl – allow a user to manipulate a network interface if permitted
 

SYNOPSIS

usernetctl

interface-name up|down|report
 

DESCRIPTION

usernetctl

checks to see if users are allowed to manipulate the network interface
specified by interface-name, and then tries to bring the network
interface up or down, if up or down was specified on the command line,
or returns true or false status (respectively) if the report option was
specified.


usernetctl

is not really meant to be called directly by users, though it currently
works fine that way. It is used as a wrapper by the ifup and ifdown
scripts, so that users can do exactly the same thing as root:


ifup interface-name
ifdown interface-name

and ifup and ifdown will call usernetctl automatically to
allow the interface status change.
 

OPTIONS


interface-name


The name of the network interface to check; for example, "ppp0". For
backwards compatibility, "ifcfg-ppp0" and
"/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0" are also supported.
up|down

Attempt to bring the interface up or down.
report

Report on whether users can bring the interface up or down.

 

NOTES

Alternate device configurations may inherit the default configuration’s
permissions.



 

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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

NOTES



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