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IP-ADDRLABEL(8) 						       Linux							   IP-ADDRLABEL(8)

ip-addrlabel - protocol address label management SYNOPSIS
ip addrlabel { COMMAND | help } ip addrlabel { add | del } prefix PREFIX [ dev DEV ] [ label NUMBER ] ip addrlabel { list | flush } DESCRIPTION
IPv6 address labels are used for address selection; they are described in RFC 3484. Precedence is managed by userspace, and only the label itself is stored in the kernel. ip addrlabel add - add an address label add an address label entry to the kernel. prefix PREFIX dev DEV the outgoing interface. label NUMBER the label for the prefix. 0xffffffff is reserved. ip addrlabel del - delete an address label delete an address label entry from the kernel. Arguments: coincide with the arguments of ip addrlabel add but the label is not required. ip addrlabel list - list address labels list the current address label entries in the kernel. ip addrlabel flush - flush address labels flush all address labels in the kernel. This does not restore any default settings. SEE ALSO
ip(8) AUTHOR
Manpage by Yoshifuji Hideaki / iproute2 20 Dec 2011 IP-ADDRLABEL(8)

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IP-ADDRESS(8)							       Linux							     IP-ADDRESS(8)

ip-address - protocol address management SYNOPSIS
ip [ OPTIONS ] address { COMMAND | help } ip address { add | del } IFADDR dev STRING ip address { show | flush } [ dev STRING ] [ scope SCOPE-ID ] [ to PREFIX ] [ FLAG-LIST ] [ label PATTERN ] IFADDR := PREFIX | ADDR peer PREFIX [ broadcast ADDR ] [ anycast ADDR ] [ label STRING ] [ scope SCOPE-ID ] SCOPE-ID := [ host | link | global | NUMBER ] FLAG-LIST := [ FLAG-LIST ] FLAG FLAG := [ permanent | dynamic | secondary | primary | tentative | deprecated | dadfailed | temporary ] DESCRIPTION
The address is a protocol (IP or IPv6) address attached to a network device. Each device must have at least one address to use the corre- sponding protocol. It is possible to have several different addresses attached to one device. These addresses are not discriminated, so that the term alias is not quite appropriate for them and we do not use it in this document. The ip address command displays addresses and their properties, adds new addresses and deletes old ones. ip address add - add new protocol address. dev NAME the name of the device to add the address to. local ADDRESS (default) the address of the interface. The format of the address depends on the protocol. It is a dotted quad for IP and a sequence of hexa- decimal halfwords separated by colons for IPv6. The ADDRESS may be followed by a slash and a decimal number which encodes the net- work prefix length. peer ADDRESS the address of the remote endpoint for pointopoint interfaces. Again, the ADDRESS may be followed by a slash and a decimal number, encoding the network prefix length. If a peer address is specified, the local address cannot have a prefix length. The network prefix is associated with the peer rather than with the local address. broadcast ADDRESS the broadcast address on the interface. It is possible to use the special symbols '+' and '-' instead of the broadcast address. In this case, the broadcast address is derived by setting/resetting the host bits of the interface prefix. label NAME Each address may be tagged with a label string. In order to preserve compatibility with Linux-2.0 net aliases, this string must coincide with the name of the device or must be prefixed with the device name followed by colon. scope SCOPE_VALUE the scope of the area where this address is valid. The available scopes are listed in file /etc/iproute2/rt_scopes. Predefined scope values are: global - the address is globally valid. site - (IPv6 only) the address is site local, i.e. it is valid inside this site. link - the address is link local, i.e. it is valid only on this device. host - the address is valid only inside this host. ip address delete - delete protocol address Arguments: coincide with the arguments of ip addr add. The device name is a required argument. The rest are optional. If no arguments are given, the first address is deleted. ip address show - look at protocol addresses dev NAME (default) name of device. scope SCOPE_VAL only list addresses with this scope. to PREFIX only list addresses matching this prefix. label PATTERN only list addresses with labels matching the PATTERN. PATTERN is a usual shell style pattern. dynamic and permanent (IPv6 only) only list addresses installed due to stateless address configuration or only list permanent (not dynamic) addresses. tentative (IPv6 only) only list addresses which have not yet passed duplicate address detection. deprecated (IPv6 only) only list deprecated addresses. dadfailed (IPv6 only) only list addresses which have failed duplicate address detection. temporary (IPv6 only) only list temporary addresses. primary and secondary only list primary (or secondary) addresses. ip address flush - flush protocol addresses This command flushes the protocol addresses selected by some criteria. This command has the same arguments as show. The difference is that it does not run when no arguments are given. Warning: This command (and other flush commands described below) is pretty dangerous. If you make a mistake, it will not forgive it, but will cruelly purge all the addresses. With the -statistics option, the command becomes verbose. It prints out the number of deleted addresses and the number of rounds made to flush the address list. If this option is given twice, ip address flush also dumps all the deleted addresses in the format described in the previous subsection. EXAMPLES
ip address show dev eth0 Shows the addresses assigned to network interface eth0 ip addr add 2001:0db8:85a3::0370:7334/64 dev eth1 Adds an IPv6 address to network interface eth1 ip addr flush dev eth4 Removes all addresses from device eth4 SEE ALSO
ip(8) AUTHOR
Original Manpage by Michail Litvak <> iproute2 20 Dec 2011 IP-ADDRESS(8)
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