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Find Local IP Address

Here’s a quick tip for those of you looking to find your LOCAL (as in within your network) IP address.  In Windows, you would simply issue the following command from the command prompt (Start > Run > “cmd”)

ipconfig

Which would yield something similar to the following results.

U:\>ipconfig 
Windows IP Configuration 
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: 
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : mshome.net 
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 177.21.101.137 
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 177.21.101.1

From a Linux shell, you would issue the following:

ifconfig

Which would yield something similar to the following results

eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:91:04:07
  inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
  inet6 addr: fe80::20f:eaff:fe91:407/64 Scope:
  UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
  RX packets:31167 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
  TX packets:26404 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
  collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
 RX bytes:38338591 (36.5 MiB)  TX bytes:3538152 (3.3 MiB)
 Interrupt:18 Base address:0xc000
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
 inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0 
 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host 
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1 
RX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 
TX packets:1994 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 
 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0			 
RX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)  TX bytes:188041 (183.6 KiB)