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HP-UX networking related tools and commands

As my journey continues to exploring HP-UX I found couple of nice utilities and tools to configure and administrate HP-UX networking subsystem.

FILES

  • /etc/hosts – Hosts configuration file (resolve hosts and IPs)
  • /etc/rc.config.d/netconf – IP address, routeing address and hostname stored in this file

SCRIPTS

  • /etc/init.d/net start – Use to start, stop network service

HPUX Commands
(a) Display lan interface info:
# lanscan

(b) All in one lan configuration utility (lan0 is first Ethernet interface) to configure and view the system IP address:
# ifconfig lan0 – Display IP info such as IP address netmask etc.
# ifconfig lan0 up – Up network interface (allow traffic)
# ifconfig lan0 down – Down network interactive (deny traffc)
# ifconfig lan0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up – Setup/change IP adddress

(c) Displaying host name
# hostname

(d) Arp administration (cache)
# arp -a

(e) Display routing table/info:
# netstat -nr

(f) Define new route:
# route add default 192.168.1.254 1

(g) HP’s LAN diagnostic tool
# lanadmin

(h) Test a remote host connectivity
ping host.mycorp.com

(i) Setup various lan properties, dns client, NIS client configuration etc using GUI tool:
# sam
# set_parms

(j) Check dns connectivity:
$ nslookup www.google.co.uk

See also
How do I start hpux network service?
HP-UX: How Do I configure the new Lan card configuration?

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  • ino December 6, 2010, 8:09 am

    hi, I found these info very useful as i’m very new to hp-ux. But I hav another problem which i cannot understad. I hav a hp-ux server which runs B.11.23 and I found an interesting network interface called du2.

    #ifconfig du2
    du2: flags=51
    inet 10.10.10.154 –> 121.1.1.1 netmask fffffff8

    #netstat -ni
    Name Mtu Network Address Ipkts Ierrs Opkts Oerrs Coll
    du2 448 10.10.10.152 10.10.10.154 278603 0 281866 0 0

    #netstat -nrv
    Routing tables
    Dest/Netmask Gateway Flags Refs Interface Pmtu
    10.10.10.154/255.255.255.255 10.10.10.154 UH 0 du2 4136
    121.1.1.1/255.255.255.255 10.10.10.154 UH 25 du2 448
    121.1.0.0/255.255.240.0 121.1.1.1 UG 0 du2 0

    Can some1 explain me how this works??? Thanx in advance………..

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