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Table Of Contents  The TCP/IP Guide
 9  TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols, Services and Applications (OSI Layers 5, 6 and 7)
      9  TCP/IP Key Applications and Application Protocols
           9  TCP/IP Administration and Troubleshooting Utilities and Protocols

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TCP/IP Configuration Utilities (ipconfig, winipcfg and ifconfig)
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The winipcfg Utility

In earlier versions of Windows, a graphical tool called winipcfg is supplied (either instead of, or in addition to, the ipconfig command-line utility). This program allows configuration parameters to be examined in much the same way as ipconfig, and also allows DHCP leases to be released and renewed, but does not support the other options of ipconfig (such as displaying the host’s DNS cache). An example of the main winipcfg screen is shown in Figure 322.


Figure 322: Windows 95/98/ME winipcfg Utility

The winipcfg utility can be used in older consumer-oriented versions of Windows to check the configuration of a host and release/renew DHCP leases.

 


Key Concept: On UNIX systems, the ifconfig utility can be used to display or modify a large number of TCP/IP configuration settings. Windows systems provide either the command-line utility ipconfig or the graphical tool winipcfg. Both let an administrator see basic TCP/IP configuration information for a host and allow tasks to be performed such as renewing a DHCP lease, but they are otherwise quite limited compared to the UNIX ifconfig program.



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