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ifreload - reload network interface configuration



ifreload - reload network interface configuration


ifreload [-h] (-a|-c) [-v] [-d] [-f] [-n] [-s]


reloads network interfaces(5) file /etc/network/interfaces or config file defined in ifupdown2.conf file.
Runs ifdown on interfaces that were removed from the file and subsequently runs ifup on all interfaces.
When removing an interface (iface section) from the interfaces file please make sure all its references are removed as well. Similarly when renaming an interface, please make sure all references to the interface are changed to the new name. Renaming an interface in the interfaces file results in ifdown of the old and ifup of the interface with the new name.
If you do not wish to execute down on any interfaces, but only up on interfaces that were already up, please see the --currently-up option below.


-h, --help
show this help message and exit
-a, --all
process all interfaces marked "auto"
-v, --verbose
-d, --debug
output debug info
-f, --force
force run all operations
-c, --currently-up
only reload auto and other interfaces that are currently up. This can be used as a non-disruptive alternative to -a because it will not down any interfaces
Exclude interfaces from the list of interfaces to operate on. Can be specified multiple times If the excluded interface has dependent interfaces, (e.g. a bridge or a bond with multiple enslaved interfaces) then each dependent interface must be specified in order to be excluded.
-s, --syntax-check
Only run the interfaces file parser


# reload all auto interfaces in interfaces(5) file
ifreload -a
# reload all interfaces using service command
service networking reload
# reload all currently up interfaces without bringing any interfaces down
service networking reload-currently-up


ifup(8), ifdown(8), ifquery(8), interfaces(5), ifupdown-addons-interfaces(5)


Roopa Prabhu <> Copyright 2014 Cumulus Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
2014-02-05 0.1