check network configuration and MAC address

How can one check the current network settings and MAC address? ifconfig is not available. Is there a utility in DietPi that display this information?

networkctl status eth0


ifconfig deprecated.

But you can use ip commands to show network status/settings like

ip a

networkctl is not showing as a valid command on my dietpi headless minimal install.

you mean something like following error message?

root@DietPiOPi5:~# networkctl
Failed to connect system bus: No such file or directory

this is expected as we don’t install dbus by default. Furthermore we don’t use systemd-networkd as we use ifupdown to manage the network interfaces

i ended up installing net-tools with sudo apt install net-tools. Then Ifconfig worked and shows the MAC address as the listing ether.

Without installing anything you can use ip link show to see MAC addresses of your interfaces.

I’m going to quote myself