usernetctl - allow a user to manipulate a network interface if permit-
usernetctl interface-name up|down|report
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
and ifup and ifdown will call usernetctl automatically to allow the
interface status change.
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.
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
RHS Red Hat, Inc. USERNETCTL(8)