Network management with the IPRoute2 toolbox

A Well-Stocked Toolbox


IPRoute2 is a comprehensive toolbox with capabilities that are not immediately apparent. Although IPRoute2 is already used in many scenarios behind the scenes, its use at the command line has not quite taken root in the minds of many administrators. However, the learning curve is not as long and arduous as many admins might fear.

Of course, you cannot intuitively grasp all the options and features of IPRoute2, but working with tools such as ip or tc quickly provides new opportunities that may be of inestimable value for analysis and troubleshooting. Additionally, you have to consider that the upcoming IPv6 can no longer be managed in any other way than with the new ip tool.

The Author

Eric Amberg is the CEO of ATRACON GmbH ( and has been involved in the IT infrastructure field for many years as a trainer and consultant. His special focus is on network technologies. He sets much store by a hands-on approach in his seminars.

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