How to find IP address of a machine on network?

Chris G cl at
Sat Jan 17 17:05:13 UTC 2009

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 05:40:55AM -0700, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
> > On 01/16/2009 06:21 PM, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> >
> >   
> >>     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. 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. I print that page and it 
> >> is all there.
> >>
> >>     This works on most small and some quite big routers. My Real IP is 
> >> 216.31.x.x which changes if I turn off. But I stay on for many days and 
> >> it's good for that period. I can ping my IP and it is quite fast.
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > I don't need it for this scan. If I need my Internet IP I simply check
> > my router. If I need a customer to tell me his/her internet IP I simply
> > have them go to
> >
> > Besides, if I go to it won't tell me anything. My DSL
> > modem is set to bridge mode and my lans are run on different subnets
> > than 192.168.0.x. The _only_ way that I can connect to
> > from a browser is if I reconfigure a machine to be on
> > the 192.168.0.x network. In your case your machine is configured for
> > so you are on the same subnet as your DSL modem; hence you
> > can and see the modem's web interface.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >   
>     I was all messed up then. I really do not know what the question is. 
> Looking at the question he wants the IP address of a machine that is 
> working in a network. Well if it's working it must be done right and you 
> can just go to the machine and do a ifconfig and know all about it on 
> the machine in question.
>     I think he wants to do networking from a remote location. This is 
> like the questions I got in Collage where your inside the core of a big 
> transformer and you have certain tools like a amp meter and a coil of 
> wire. You calculate the details of the big transformer :-)
>     My solution was to get out of the room and read the information 
> plate on the big transformer.
Quite right, your "go and look at it" solution is probably the easiest
in my situation.  ;-)

Chris Green

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