In this tutorial, we will show you how to fix
Ifconfig command not found on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Interface configuration (ifconfig) is a command-line utility tool used to configure network interfaces in Unix and Linux operating systems. It displays the details of a network interface card like IP address, MAC Address, the status of a network interface card, etc. On Ubuntu 20.04 and before,
ifconfig the command by default used to ship. Whereas in minimal installed Ubuntu, I have not found
ifconfig a command. This was due to “net-tools” not being installed by default. Install “
net-tools” will solve the problem.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of
Ifconfig an Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Fix Ifconfig Command Not Found on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing the
Now run the following command to install
sudo apt install net-tools
Once installation successfully, opens your terminal and run
ifconfig the command with no option, then you will see all your up interface wheater the interface has an Ip address or not:
$ ifconfig ens3: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1450 inet 10.10.1.151 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.10.1.255 inet6 fe80::meilana:3eff:fed8:1d14 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether fa:16:3e:d8:1d:14 meilana 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 235355 bytes 512200432 (512 MB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 57226 bytes 5382029 (8.3 MB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host> loop meilana 1000 (Local Loopback) RX packets 1364 bytes 109906 (102.9 KB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 1364 bytes 109906 (106.9 KB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
Congratulations! You have successfully installed
Ifconfig. Thanks for using this tutorial to fix the ifconfig: not found on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Ifconfig website.