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USERNETCTL(8)							 USERNETCTL(8)



NAME
       usernetctl  - allow a user to manipulate a network interface if permit-
       ted

SYNOPSIS
       usernetctl interface-name up|down|report

DESCRIPTION
       usernetctl checks to see if users are allowed to manipulate the network
       interface specified by interface-name, and then tries to bring the net-
       work 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:
       ifup interface-name
       ifdown interface-name
       and  ifup  and  ifdown  will call usernetctl automatically to allow the
       interface status change.

OPTIONS
       interface-name
	      The name of the network interface to check; for example, "ppp0".
	      For  backwards  compatibility,  "ifcfg-ppp0"  and	 "/etc/syscon-
	      fig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ppp0" are also supported.

       up|down
	      Attempt to bring the interface up or down.

       report Report on whether users can bring the interface up or down.

NOTES
       Alternate device configurations may inherit the default configuration's
       permissions.



RHS				 Red Hat, Inc.			 USERNETCTL(8)
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