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This software replaces networkmanager.


networkctl up
networkctl down
networkctl list

# simulate the network start: print every command
networkctl -s up

# choose software to use instead of the auto-detected ones
networkctl -n ip -d udhcpc up

# start a single interface
networkctl up eth0

tested on

  • Linux: ifconfig, ip, dhclient, iw, wpa_supplicant
  • Busybox: busybox (ifconfig, ip, udhcpc), iw, wpa_supplicant
  • OpenBSD: ifconfig, dhclient


  1. bugfix with ifconfig: aliasses create a new interface, they are not put down
  2. wifi (iw, ifconfig, wpa_supplicant...)
  3. better cli: networkctl (up|down|list) interface, and searching in /etc for network files by default
  4. wifi reconnection on error
  5. launching arbitrary code with the "!command" syntax
  6. bridge
  7. vlan
  8. (linux only) network namespaces