What does the LOWER_UP state mean?
When you use the ip link show command and a device has LOWER_UP state, what does that exactly mean. I understand the states UP and DOWN, which mean the device is online or offline. There's also the state UNKNOWN, which I am not sure what means either. The command can't get the info needed from the kernel (as in an error occured in the middle between the kernel and the command query or the kernel does not allow this information to be sent) or the kernel itself has some kind of bug or error that is effecting how the interface is working or is not working as intended or not at all? Cheers in advance.