How to find IP address of a machine on network?

Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Jan 17 03:48:34 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen wrote:

> NoOp wrote:

>> Yep... 4.76-1 works well after using alien. Interesting that the repo
>> nstat version, when given the following command:
>> $ nmap -T Aggressive -A -v 192.168.2.*
>> shows (obfuscation apparent):

>> Host 192.168.2.XXX appears to be up ... good.
>> The 4.76-1 version shows:
>> Host <hostname> (192.168.2.XXX) appears to be up ... good.
>> Interesting ports on <hostname> (192.168.2.XXX):

"Obfuscation apparent" because it isn't showing hostnames?  Are you sure 
that's not just a change in default options?  istr, that there are three 
options - to always show hostnames, never show hostnames, and something in 
between, so perhaps the default has become "always".
>     You do not seem to have the actual address of your Internet. All the
> 192.168.x.x are sub IP to the various users.

Er, yes - and he explained that, earlier.  You don't want to be using nmap 
on addresses, because people think you're hacking them.

> I have an ActionTec DSL
> modem and router. To get my real IP address I got to
> and it has a page that tells me all about it. 

That may or may not work.  Certainly wouldn't work for me - since that's not 
my router's internal address.   There are any number of pages on the 
Internet that will tell you your Internet address.

In any case, it's not what the OP was looking for.

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