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Isnt the screen dump graphic showing alot of information that the author might want to keep safe. I.E. the MAC address? Privicy etc... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:41, 21 June 2010 (UTC)


I would agree the original list is a bit much. However a listing of commands is appropriate to the article. I would also suggest adding a link to Microsofts help page for the ipconfig command. I will see if I can find an appropriate link.

Command switches[edit]

which comand used to verify if a remote hos is responding in the network

You use ping host --Midnightcomm 04:45, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Mac OS X 10.0[edit]

hello, on my ibook mac os x i have also kind of ipconfig!

man ipconfig:

IPCONFIG(8) BSD System Manager's Manual IPCONFIG(8)


ipconfig -- view and control IP configuration state



The ipconfig command first appeared in Mac OS X Version 10.0 Public Beta.

Mac OS X July 14, 2004 Mac OS X

cheers, -- 20:52, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Note that Mac OSX, as recently as 10.3, also has an ifconfig command. I don't have an OSX box handy at the moment, but I bet ipconfig is a symlink to or a wrapper for ifconfig. Coverage of that command is available in ifconfig. MrZaiustalk 05:08, 1 November 2006 (UTC)
Update: Apparently both do exist. man 8 ipconfig - man 8 ifconfig. Apple's ipconfig seems to be a somewhat higher level utility, and probably warrants coverage. MrZaiustalk 05:11, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Which version of Win 9x did this command appear in first? Was it ever present in Win 9x/ME? Could use some clarification on that point. MrZaiustalk 05:08, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


I'm sure this is a stupid question, but it's one I still didn't know the answer to after reading this article, so perhaps it points to a need for more information. At what level do commands like flushdns work? Within my computer, or at the router? (If a whole network is having issues, can entering a command at just one computer fix it?) JoeIcarus 15:16, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Just the local box. The router will handle it seperately, if it caches DNS at all, which is rather unlikely. Most routers don't do double duty as DNS servers and those that do, if they're small embedded SoHo routers, have far too little ram and storage space to effecitlyve cache it. MrZaiustalk 16:08, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

ip config or configuration[edit]

I know config stands for configuration, so shouldn't we put that instead of Internet Protocol Config? Anyway, I'm changing it.--Gramy (talk) 21:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC)