Tuesday, 20 October 2020

macOS and the `networksetup` command - now I did not know that

Whilst providing some guidance to a colleague having fun with their Mac's DNS configuration, I "discovered" a new ( to me ) command - networksetup - which includes a HUGE array of useful commands: -

networksetup -listallnetworkservices

An asterisk (*) denotes that a network service is disabled.

USB 10/100/1000 LAN

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth PAN

Thunderbolt Bridge

networksetup -getdnsservers Wi-Fi

There aren't any DNS Servers set on Wi-Fi.

networksetup -getcomputername

Dave’s MacBook Pro

networksetup -getMTU Wi-Fi

Active MTU: 1500 (Current Setting: 1500)

networksetup -getinfo "USB 10/100/1000 LAN"

DHCP Configuration

IP address: 192.168.1.21

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Router: 192.168.1.1

Client ID: 

IPv6: Automatic

IPv6 IP address: none

IPv6 Router: none

Ethernet Address: 00:a0:3c:37:02:42

etc.

The full list of sub-commands is here: -

networksetup -printcommands

networksetup -listnetworkserviceorder

networksetup -listallnetworkservices

networksetup -listallhardwareports

networksetup -detectnewhardware

networksetup -getmacaddress <hardwareport or device name>

networksetup -getcomputername

networksetup -setcomputername <name>

networksetup -getinfo <networkservice>

networksetup -setmanual <networkservice> <ip> <subnet> <router>

networksetup -setdhcp <networkservice> [clientid]

networksetup -setbootp <networkservice>

networksetup -setmanualwithdhcprouter <networkservice> <ip> 

networksetup -getadditionalroutes <networkservice>

networksetup -setadditionalroutes <networkservice> [ <dest> <mask> <gateway> ]*

networksetup -setv4off <networkservice>

networksetup -setv6off <networkservice>

networksetup -setv6automatic <networkservice>

networksetup -setv6LinkLocal <networkservice>

networksetup -setv6manual <networkservice> <networkservice> <address> <prefixlength> <router>

networksetup -getv6additionalroutes <networkservice>

networksetup -setv6additionalroutes <networkservice> [ <dest> <prefixlength> <gateway> ]*

networksetup -getdnsservers <networkservice>

networksetup -setdnsservers <networkservice> <dns1> [dns2] [...] 

networksetup -getsearchdomains <networkservice>

networksetup -setsearchdomains <networkservice> <domain1> [domain2] [...] 

networksetup -create6to4service <newnetworkservicename> 

networksetup -set6to4automatic <networkservice> 

networksetup -set6to4manual <networkservice> <relayaddress> 

networksetup -getftpproxy <networkservice>

networksetup -setftpproxy <networkservice> <domain> <port number> <authenticated> <username> <password>

networksetup -setftpproxystate <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getwebproxy <networkservice>

networksetup -setwebproxy <networkservice> <domain> <port number> <authenticated> <username> <password>

networksetup -setwebproxystate <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getsecurewebproxy <networkservice>

networksetup -setsecurewebproxy <networkservice> <domain> <port number> <authenticated> <username> <password>

networksetup -setsecurewebproxystate <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getstreamingproxy <networkservice>

networksetup -setstreamingproxy <networkservice> <domain> <port number> <authenticated> <username> <password>

networksetup -setstreamingproxystate <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getgopherproxy <networkservice>

networksetup -setgopherproxy <networkservice> <domain> <port number> <authenticated> <username> <password>

networksetup -setgopherproxystate <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getsocksfirewallproxy <networkservice>

networksetup -setsocksfirewallproxy <networkservice> <domain> <port number> <authenticated> <username> <password>

networksetup -setsocksfirewallproxystate <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getproxybypassdomains <networkservice>

networksetup -setproxybypassdomains <networkservice> <domain1> [domain2] [...] 

networksetup -getproxyautodiscovery <networkservice>

networksetup -setproxyautodiscovery <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getpassiveftp <networkservice>

networksetup -setpassiveftp <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -getairportnetwork <device name>

networksetup -setairportnetwork <device name> <network> [password]

networksetup -getairportpower <device name>

networksetup -setairportpower <device name> <on off>

networksetup -listpreferredwirelessnetworks <device name>

networksetup -addpreferredwirelessnetworkatindex <device name> <network> <index> <security type> [password]

networksetup -removepreferredwirelessnetwork <device name> <network>

networksetup -removeallpreferredwirelessnetworks <device name>

networksetup -getnetworkserviceenabled <networkservice>

networksetup -setnetworkserviceenabled <networkservice> <on off>

networksetup -createnetworkservice <newnetworkservicename> <hardwareport>

networksetup -renamenetworkservice <networkservice> <newnetworkservicename>

networksetup -duplicatenetworkservice <networkservice> <newnetworkservicename>

networksetup -removenetworkservice <networkservice>

networksetup -ordernetworkservices <service1> <service2> <service3> <...>

networksetup -getMTU <hardwareport or device name>

networksetup -setMTU <hardwareport or device name> <value>

networksetup -listvalidMTUrange <hardwareport or device name>

networksetup -getmedia <hardwareport or device name>

networksetup -setmedia <hardwareport or device name> <subtype> [option1] [option2] [...]

networksetup -listvalidmedia <hardwareport or device name>

networksetup -createVLAN <VLAN name> <parent device name> <tag>

networksetup -deleteVLAN <VLAN name> <parent device name> <tag>

networksetup -listVLANs

networksetup -listdevicesthatsupportVLAN

networksetup -isBondSupported <hardwareport>

networksetup -createBond <bondname> <hardwareport1> <hardwareport2> <...>

networksetup -deleteBond <bonddevicename>

networksetup -addDeviceToBond <hardwareport> <bonddevicename>

networksetup -removeDeviceFromBond <hardwareport> <bonddevicename>

networksetup -listBonds

networksetup -showBondStatus <bonddevicename>

networksetup -listpppoeservices

networksetup -showpppoestatus <service name ie., MyPPPoEService>

networksetup -createpppoeservice <device name ie., en0> <service name> <account name> <password> [pppoe service name]

networksetup -deletepppoeservice <service name>

networksetup -setpppoeaccountname <service name> <account name>

networksetup -setpppoepassword <service name> <password>

networksetup -connectpppoeservice <service name>

networksetup -disconnectpppoeservice <service name>

networksetup -getcurrentlocation

networksetup -listlocations

networksetup -createlocation <location name> [populate]

networksetup -deletelocation <location name>

networksetup -switchtolocation <location name>

networksetup -listalluserprofiles

networksetup -listloginprofiles <service name>

networksetup -enablesystemprofile <service name> <on off>

networksetup -enableloginprofile <service name> <profile name> <on off>

networksetup -enableuserprofile <profile name> <on off>

networksetup -import8021xProfiles <service name> <file path>

networksetup -export8021xProfiles <service name> <file path> <yes no>

networksetup -export8021xUserProfiles <file path> <yes no>

networksetup -export8021xLoginProfiles <service name> <file path> <yes no>

networksetup -export8021xSystemProfile <service name> <file path> <yes no>

networksetup -settlsidentityonsystemprofile <service name> <file path> <passphrase>

>networksetup -settlsidentityonuserprofile <profile name> <file path> <passphrase>networksetup -deletesystemprofile <service name> 

networksetup -deleteloginprofile <service name> <profile name>

networksetup -deleteuserprofile <profile name>

networksetup -version

networksetup -help

networksetup -printcommands


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