LKBEN10956: Howto find your IP address with hostname


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 0 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


Symptom

You do not know your IP address

Cause

none

Solution

You can use the hostname command to find this information.

hostname -i -> delivers your ip address. You can also use: hostname --ip-address

More parameters for hostname are shown here: 

-s, --short           short host name
-a, --alias           alias names
-i, --ip-address      addresses for the host name
-f, --fqdn, --long    long host name (FQDN)
-d, --domain          DNS domain name
-y, --yp, --nis       NIS/YP domain name
-F, --file            read host name or NIS domain name from given file
 

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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