A CDE Definition
A graphics-based IP configuration utility that came with Windows 95/98. It was succeeded by the IPCONFIG command line utility in subsequent versions of Windows (see IPCONFIG).
(Internet Protocol CONFIGuration) A Windows command line utility that is used to manage the IP address assigned to the machine it is running in. Used without any additional parameters, it displays the computer's currently assigned IP, subnet mask and default gateway addresses. IPCONFIG has several command line switches (parameters) preceded with a slash (see list below). The Mac counterpart is IFCONFIG. See NSLOOKUP and netstat.
IPCONFIG COMMAND LINE SWITCHES
no switch IP, subnet mask & default
/all the above +
hostname, MAC address,
DNS server addresses, etc.
/displaydns contents of DNS cache
/showclassid all DHCP class IDs
/release release IP address
/renew renew IP address
/flushdns purge DNS cache
/registerdns refresh leases &
/setclassid update DHCP class ID
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