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       ifplugstatus - A link beat detection tool


       ifplugstatus [options] [INTERFACE]


       ifplugstatus  is  an  utility which may be used to detect the link status of a local Linux
       ethernet device, much in the same way mii-diag, mii-tool and  ethtool  work.  In  fact  it
       supports  all  three  different  APIs  these three tools use. In addition it supports link
       checking with the  IFF_RUNNING  interface  flag,  which  most  modern  drivers  (not  only
       ethernet)  support,  and  association  status checking with the wireless extension API for
       WLAN devices.

       The APIs are tried in the following order:

       First the newest API: SIOCETHTOOL (aka ethtool API)

       Second the next older API: SIOCGMIIREG (aka mii-diag API)

       Than the WLAN API: wireless extension (aka iwconfig API)

       Followed by the cleanest API: IFF_RUNNING (aka ifconfig API)

       The oldest API (SIOCPRIV aka mii-tool API) is not tested since it is obsolete.

       ifplugstatus may be used in shell script since it returns the  current  status  as  return
       value.  It  is  especially useful to detect the available APIs on the used network driver.
       (Option -v)


       You may specify an ethernet device on the command line. Otherwise ifplugstatus will  check
       all available network interfaces.

       -a | --auto
              Enable interface automatically before querying (default: off)

       -h | --help
              Show help

       -q | --quiet
              Decrease verbosity by one. If the verbosity is < 0, no text will be shown, only the
              return value is relevant; if the verbosity is = 0, a terse status will be shown; If
              the  verbosity  is  >  0,  detailed information about the used API is returned. (By
              default the verbosity is 0)

       -v | --verbose
              Increase verbosity by one. See option -q.

       -V | --version
              Show version


       0 Success

       1 Failure

       2 Link beat detected (only available when an interface is specified)

       3 Unplugged (same here)


       ifplugd was written by Lennart Poettering <mzvscyhtq (at) 0pointer (dot) de>.  ifplugd  is
       available at


       mii-diag(8), mii-tool(8), ethtool(8), ifplugd(8)


       This man page was written using xml2man(1) by Oliver Kurth.