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So if you do a fresh “minimal” installation of CentOS 7 you might run into this issue when trying to run ifconfig.

bash$: ifconfig: command not found

The problem is that ifconfig is part of the net-tools package which is no longer installed by default on the minimal install.

sudo yum install net-tools

And you’re up and running again!

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  • Ok – so what is used to bring up the network interfaces at boot?


    • You would need to edit the interface configuration file for Centos it would be /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-"interface-name". For a static IP you would probably want something like DEVICE=eth0 BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=yes NETWORK= NETMASK= IPADDR= USERCTL=no.

      If you’ve just configured the network you can simply start your network service using sudo systemctl start network


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