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Linux Commands to Check the Network

Part of the Linux All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Many Linux distributions provide a number of tools to simplify network configuration and connectivity verification. The following tools work with every distribution and allow you to administer your network from the command line:

  • ping: Checks network connectivity

  • ifconfig: Configures a network interface

  • iwconfig: Configures a wireless network interface

  • netstat: Displays the status of the network

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