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5<refentry id="network">
6 <refentryinfo>
7 <title>network-quick-start</title>
8 <productname>network</productname>
9
10 <authorgroup>
11 <author>
12 <contrib>Developer</contrib>
13 <firstname>Michael</firstname>
14 <surname>Tremer</surname>
15 <email>michael.tremer@ipfire.org</email>
16 </author>
17 </authorgroup>
18 </refentryinfo>
19
20 <refmeta>
21 <refentrytitle>network-quick-start</refentrytitle>
22 <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
23 </refmeta>
24
25 <refnamediv>
26 <refname>network-quick-start</refname>
27 <refpurpose>Network Configuration Control Program</refpurpose>
28 </refnamediv>
29
30 <refsect1>
31 <title>Quick Start Guide</title>
32
33 <para>
34 The <command>network</command> is a very powerful command that allows
35 you to configure the entire networking stack. Unfortunately that makes
36 it quite complicated to use as well.
37 This guide tries to be a good starting point to set up basic networking
38 with the <command>network</command> command.
39 </para>
40 </refsect1>
41
42 <refsect1>
43 <title>Add an uplink zone</title>
44
45 <para>
46 The first step is to create a new uplink zone with name
47 <replaceable>upl0</replaceable>.
48 This zone will be of the <replaceable>bridge</replaceable> type which is
49 the default for all local networks.
50 </para>
51
52 <programlisting># network zone new <replaceable>upl0</replaceable> <replaceable>bridge</replaceable></programlisting>
53
54 <para>
55 The zone will be created and brought up immediately.
56 </para>
57 </refsect1>
58
59 <refsect1>
60 <title>Attaching ports</title>
61
62 <para>
63 To connect the zone to the physical world outside of our box we will need
64 to attach ports to the zone.
65 That is done with a single command.
66 To execute this command, we will need to know which ports are available.
67 One of the easiest way to find out about that is to use the auto-completion
68 feature of the shell like this:
69 </para>
70
71 <programlisting># network zone <replaceable>upl0</replaceable> port attach [TAB] [TAB]</programlisting>
72
73 <para>
74 That will list all not yet attached ports.
75 The following command will actually attach the port
76 (which is <replaceable>p0</replaceable> in this example).
77 </para>
78
79 <programlisting># network zone <replaceable>upl0</replaceable> port attach <replaceable>p0</replaceable></programlisting>
80
81 <para>
82 You can as well get a list of all detected devices,
83 zones and ports by running:
84 </para>
85
86 <programlisting># network device list</programlisting>
87
88 <para>
89 To a zone of the <replaceable>bridge</replaceable> type you may attach more
90 than just one port if you wish so.
91 </para>
92 </refsect1>
93
94 <refsect1>
95 <title>IP connectivity</title>
96
97 <para>
98 After a zone has been created and ports have been attached, you are now
99 able to add IP connectivity.
100 The easiest way to do that is using DHCP which can be enabled by this
101 simple command:
102 </para>
103
104 <programlisting># network zone <replaceable>upl0</replaceable> config new <replaceable>ipv6-dhcp</replaceable></programlisting>
105
106 <para>
107 And for IPv4:
108 </para>
109
110 <programlisting># network zone <replaceable>upl0</replaceable> config new <replaceable>ipv4-dhcp</replaceable></programlisting>
111 </refsect1>
112
113 <refsect1>
114 <title>Debugging</title>
115
116 <para>
117 You may see the current status of the network by running this command:
118 </para>
119
120 <programlisting># network status</programlisting>
121
122 <para>
123 The entire network can be restarted by running:
124 </para>
125
126 <programlisting># network restart</programlisting>
127 </refsect1>
128
129 <refsect1>
130 <title>See Also</title>
131
132 <para>
133 <citerefentry>
134 <refentrytitle>network</refentrytitle>
135 <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
136 </citerefentry>,
137 <citerefentry>
138 <refentrytitle>network-config</refentrytitle>
139 <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
140 </citerefentry>,
141 <citerefentry>
142 <refentrytitle>network-device</refentrytitle>
143 <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
144 </citerefentry>,
145 <citerefentry>
146 <refentrytitle>network-port</refentrytitle>
147 <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
148 </citerefentry>,
149 <citerefentry>
150 <refentrytitle>network-zone</refentrytitle>
151 <manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
152 </citerefentry>
153 </para>
154 </refsect1>
155</refentry>