[clug] SEC: UNCLASSIFIED - ifconfig

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Fri Jun 6 09:31:31 EST 2003

On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 08:52:55AM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> On  5 Jun 2003, "Lisman, Jarrad FLGOFF" <Jarrad.Lisman at defence.gov.au> wrote:
> > slot, first slot, second and so forth, like you said. Thanks heaps for that,
> > confirmed my suspicions. The only thing I woiuld like to know about now is
> > what does RUNNING mean :)
> It means the network card is up.  It doesn't mean that there is a
> cable plugged in or a signal on that carrier.  I think you can use
> something like mii-diag to find out that sort of thing; google for
> Linux MII.

I seem to remember it has can be used by some higher level protocols. For
example, if you are channel bonding ethernet channels the UP means the card
is configured and you're just doing test traffic whereas RUNNING means it's
actively in use for whatever other purposes.

For normal usage it shouldn't be an issue.
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> "the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or
> religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
> Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."
>   - Samuel P. Huntington
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