How to find IP address of a machine on network?

Florian Primessnig florian at
Fri Jan 16 18:23:59 UTC 2009

u dont need to setup a static ip-adress. configure your dhcp server to 
provide host&domainnames for clients by MAC adresses.
or u could configure a proper machine name on that client that can be 
resolved on your lan, e.g. like myclient.local

Chris G schrieb:
> I have just installed ubuntu onto a machine and have connected it to
> my LAN.  The router provides DHCP and the new machine is up and
> running on the network.
> How do I connect *to* the machine?  I need to know its IP address and,
> as there are a few devices which get their address by DHCP it's not at
> all obvious what the machine's address is.
> Eventually I will probably give it a fixed address (for this reason
> among others).

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