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usernetctl - allow a user to manipulate a network interface if permitted
usernetctl interface-name up|down|report
usernetctl checks to see if users are allowed to manipulate the network interface speci-
fied 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:
and ifup and ifdown will call usernetctl automatically to allow the interface status
The name of the network interface to check; for example, "ppp0". For backwards
compatibility, "ifcfg-ppp0" and "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0" are
Attempt to bring the interface up or down.
report Report on whether users can bring the interface up or down.
Alternate device configurations may inherit the default configuration's permissions.
RHS Red Hat, Inc. USERNETCTL(8)
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