Find the UUID of Network Interface or Connection in Linux

Shahriar Shovon

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Today I was looking at the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-enp0s3 file and I came across the line that says UUID. I was thinking what is UUID of a network interface? Then I started thinking about how to find UUIDs of network interfaces. I looked on the internet but I got no solution. Then I thought of trying to find it myself using network management commands. I did find a solution. To find the UUIDs of your network connection, run the following command. nmcli connection show NAME UUID TYPE DEVICE virbr0 4e02750f-13d9-4662-bfc2-10f9ae1a71bd bridge virbr0 Wired connection 1 09066de3-7eb7-4ee1-9059-c651b6dff7a6 802-3-ethernet -- enp0s3 5144084b-0537-4e4b-9f15-065431bc6d38 802-3-ethernet -- From the output of this command, you can find the UUID of a connection on CentOS, Fedora, RedHat(RHEL), Ubuntu, Debian operating systems. Tested on: CentOS 7, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS