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Old 08-22-2002
Question Command for showing IP Address

Hi everyone, nice forum!
I need to know if there's a command that will show the IP Address of the machine you are logged into. Eg when you type hostname it returns the name of the machine, I need one that returns the IP address only. Can anyone help or suggest commands that are almost what I want?
# 2  
Old 08-22-2002
`ifconfig` will give you any details you want (`ifconfig -a`)... or you might be able to grab it from your /etc/hosts file...

grep `hostname` /etc/hosts |awk '{print $1}'
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Old 08-22-2002
to run ifconfig, you need to be a superuser

if not, just say

hostname -i

# 4  
Old 08-22-2002
Originally posted by asifraj
to run ifconfig, you need to be a superuser

if not, just say

hostname -i

Not on all systems. I was just able to `ifconfig -a` on my FreeBSD system as a common user (not part of the wheel group).
# 5  
Old 08-22-2002
Linux?? for ipconfig

I guess you guys are talking Linux because I can't find that command on my HPUX system.

My commands are:

netstat -rn # shows info from the routing table.
grep `hostname` /etc/hosts

# 6  
Old 08-22-2002
ifconfig -a on Solaris would give you the following type of info - to get the same on HP-UX you would have to do ifconfig lan1 (or specific interface - gather that info from lanscan)

$ ifconfig -a
hme0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 1
inet netmask fffffc00 broadcast
lo0: flags=1000849<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 8232 index 2
inet netmask ff000000

$ lanscan
Hardware Station Crd Hdw Net-Interface NM MAC HP-DLPI DLPI
Path Address In# State NamePPA ID Type Support Mjr#
8/4/2/0 0x0060B0F93BA9 1 UP lan1 snap1 1 ETHER Yes 119

$ ifconfig lan1
inet netmask fffffc00 broadcast
# 7  
Old 08-23-2002
yes sir,

i was talking about LINUX only.
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