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    Shutting Down an IP Interface

    You can disable an interface to the router at the IP level without removing it using the ip shutdown command.


    • Before you configure IP, you must create the lower-layer interfaces over which IP traffic flows.
    • All IP configurations will be removed from the interface when you issue the no ip interface command in Interface Configuration mode.

    To disable an IP interface:

    • Issue the ip shutdown command in Interface Configuration mode.
      host1(config-if)#ip shutdown

      Use the no version to restart the interface.

    Published: 2014-08-13