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wire-test – test your network interfaces and local IP address



wire-test [host]


This command is obsolete. Users are advised to use autofs(5) instead.

The wire-test utility is used to find out what amd(8) thinks are the first two network interfaces and network names/numbers used, as well as the IP address used for amd(8) to NFS-mount itself.

If host is specified, then wire-test will test for the working combinations of NFS protocol and version from the current client to the NFS server host. If not specified, host defaults to "localhost".



"am-utils" info(1) entry.

Erez Zadok, Linux NFS and Automounter Administration, ISBN 0-7821-2739-8, Sybex, 2001.


Amd \- The 4.4 BSD Automounter,


The wire-test utility appeared in FreeBSD 3.0 .


Erez Zadok <ezk@cs.sunysb.edu>, Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Other authors and contributors to am-utils are listed in the AUTHORS file distributed with am-utils.

WIRE-TEST (8) February 26, 2016

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