Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Forum at

Why should YOU join our forums?

  • Reason #1
  • Reason #2
  • Reason #3

Site Description

IP address?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Romadoc, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Romadoc


    Aug 26, 2000
    Sarasota, FL
    How can I find out my IP address?

  2. NYcarry

    NYcarry Banana!Banana!

    Sep 12, 2008
    Or click start> type in the Run Box cmd then press enter.

    At the window that opens type IPCONFIG
  3. Linux3


    Dec 31, 2008
    Depends. Are you using a router?
    If yes, then you want the IP address of the router as your system will just be using a local AKA LAN address like '192.168.1.xx'
    RTFM and check the first page of the router web config page.

    No router and
    Click Start
    Type 'cmd' in the window.
    In the terminal type 'IPCONFIG /ALL'

    have not a clue.

    Open a terminal and type 'ifconfig -a'
  4. kc8ykd


    Oct 6, 2005
    #show int dialer 1
    Dialer1 is up, line protocol is up (spoofing)
      Hardware is Unknown
      Internet address is
      MTU 1500 bytes, BW 56 Kbit, DLY 20000 usec,
         reliability 255/255, txload 4/255, rxload 40/255
      Encapsulation PPP, loopback not set
      Keepalive set (10 sec)
      DTR is pulsed for 1 seconds on reset
      Interface is bound to Vi1
      Last input never, output never, output hang never
      Last clearing of "show interface" counters 11w5d
      Input queue: 0/75/755/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0
      Queueing strategy: weighted fair
      Output queue: 0/1000/64/0 (size/max total/threshold/drops)
         Conversations  0/0/16 (active/max active/max total)
         Reserved Conversations 0/0 (allocated/max allocated)
         Available Bandwidth 42 kilobits/sec
      5 minute input rate 9000 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
      5 minute output rate 1000 bits/sec, 1 packets/sec
         551244342 packets input, 742337428 bytes
         337799193 packets output, 1239742 bytes
    Bound to:
    Virtual-Access1 is up, line protocol is up
    :dunno: is probably the easiest method to determine the external ip considering he may or may not have access to whatever router/proxy/firewall he's behind (if any).

    local ip's are pretty easy to find via the above examples of how to use ipconfig from the command line.
  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
  6. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    getmac from the command prompt.
  7. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    ifconfig works for OS X as well. Remember the back end of OS X is Free BSD so most of the familiar *NIX commands are there, just with a prettier front end.
  8. dglockster


    Sep 19, 2001
    As an almost complete newbie and seriously, why is it important to know your IP address and what can you do once you know an IP address?
  9. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    Not much. Dunno what the OP wants it for but unless you're trying to set up, for instance, an email server that your father will want to connect to and you want to lock it down so only his IP can connect, or something similar, it's just a gee whiz item.

    Well, you can also tell a buddy you did NOT send that email about viagra that has your return address. Just tell said buddy to look at the X-Originating-IP in the header of the email and compare it to your IP. If it's different, odds are you didn't send it.
  10. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

    Jan 7, 2001
    Plano, Texas, Republic of
    Matter of opinion.

    I happen to think Bash is quite attractive, bordering on beautiful.
  11. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    :) Even on the Mac all my shell scripts are bash.
  12. Linux3


    Dec 31, 2008
    I guess I knew that but was unsure if there was another way and also how to launch a terminal. I've spent many, many hours working on some Mac systems at work.
    It is a pretty front end and damn hard to get anything done from a Systems Admin perspective. OK, OK, I'm a Unix guy and I find all GUIs a slow pain.

    Should not go there. Don't want to start a flame war. GUI vs. command line could last for years and cost thousands of lives.
  13. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000
    Pssst: Take a look at my .sig

    Go to the Applications folder and click on Utilities. Click on that X-term looking thing and that opens an X-term and also puts the X-term icon in the bar at the bottom.

    Hold the CTRL key and click on that X-term looking icon, go up to New Window and open all the X-terms you want in various colours. Poof, command line BSD. It's only slightly different than Berkley stuff.

    If you want more of the GNU stuff, install macports. That gives you the ability to install gfind, gsed, guniq, etc. They end up in /opt/local/bin/ and all the usual suspects are there.

    But lynx doesn't show near as well as opera, safari, or firefox :animlol: