Error: /usr/sbin/ifconfig: No such file or directory [SOLVED]

Posted on by J. Mays
Reading Time: < 1 minute
Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for solving the error: /usr/sbin/ifconfig: No such file or directory
  • I’ll be working from a Liquid Web Self Managed CentOS 7 server, and I’ll be logged in as root.

There are several commonly used, but deprecated, Linux networking commands, including: arp, ifconfig, iptunnel, iwconfig, nameif, netstat, and route. Here, we deal with what to do if you run across the error specific to ifconfig: /usr/sbin/ifconfig: No such file or directory.

Option #1: Use the Command ‘ip’

ip a

or

ip addr

Both display details on all network interfaces, just as ifconfig would.

Option #2: Install net-tools

As a matter of best practice we’ll update our packages:

yum -y update

Then let’s install ifconfig, which is a part of the package net-tools, and any other required packages:

yum -y install net-tools

About the Author: J. Mays

As a previous contributor, JMays shares his insight with our Knowledge Base center. In our Knowledge Base, you'll be able to find how-to articles on Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora and much more!

Latest Articles

How to Set Up a Cron Job in cPanel

Read Article

How to Set Up a Cron Job in cPanel

Read Article

What Is Puppet Software and How Do You Use It?

Read Article

Accessing Man Pages on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Read Article

What is VMware Fusion?

Read Article