Finance and Business

[Finance and Business][slideshow]

How to Check the IP Address in a Linux

Linux is the free, open-source alternative to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. And checking IP addresses in the Linux Operating System (OS) could be really hard if you are not much familiar with it. However, with this TokoHow guide, you can be able to check the IP address of any version of Linux that you want.
The methods that you can use ranges from making use of a less complex graphical user interface to the more advanced network information. Place your hands on the keyboard of your laptop and let us roll.

METHOD ONE
Use of Terminal Commands

Step 1
Open Terminal:
Terminals are found in most builds of Linux. Check for Terminal in your list of applications or simply use your search bar to find it.

Step 2
Carefully Enter the Proper Command:
The command to enter into the terminal is as follows ip addr show. Avoid putting any punctuation mark after the command. The terminal command will make the computer to display a detailed information on each Ethernet device connected.

Step 3
Take Note of the IP Address of the Device That You Want:
The terminal command which you typed into the computer will result to the display of a lot of codes and numbers for various devices. The IP address of each device is written after the word "inet".
Find the device that you are looking for its IP address and record carefully.
If you are not sure of which device that you want, then you are probably looking for "eth0", the first ethernet adapter recognized. In order to find the information concerning eth0, you need to enter the following command into the terminal, ip addr show eth0.

METHOD TWO
Terminal Command for Ubuntu/Unix/Linux

Step 1
Open Terminal:
Terminals are found in most builds of Linux. Check for Terminal in your list of applications or simply use your search bar to find it.

Step 2
Carefully Enter the Proper Command:
The command to enter into the terminal is as follows " hostname -I ".
The terminal command will make the computer to display the IP address of the device. It is always advisable to ensure that you have only one active interface as at the time of the command. This will make the computer to generate a single IP address without an additional text.

                        OR
You can get the IP by also entering this command, /sbin/ifconfig. If it gives an error message on account of administration access rights, you can use this command, sudo /sbin/ifconfig .

METHOD THREE
Make Use of the Ubuntu Interface:

Step 1
Right Click on the Connection Icon at the Notifications Area:
The shape and style of the icon can vary from build to build. In most builds, it will be a set of unequally sized bars or simply two arrows pointing in opposite direction.
Normally, it is found near date and time.
Most builds might not have the network icon at the notification bar, you can add it by right clicking the notification area, selecting "Add to Panel," and then "Network Manager".
In most cases, you can simply override the above procedure in checking for the IP address. Click on system and select Network tools after clicking on Administration, you can then select the network device that you are looking for its IP (If you have none in mind, then it is eth0). The navigational path for that computer operation goes as follows, System > Administration > Network Tools.

Step 2
Select Connection Information:
This will make the computer to open another screen normally rectangular. The rectangular box contains information about your IP address and other computer connection information.

References/Citations
1. Linux Network Administrators Guide Section 5.7. Interface Configuration for IP
2. Linux Network Set Up technet.microsoft.com
3. Debian net-tools page, which includes sources of the Linux version of ifconfig net-tools future thread, from current maintainers.
4. Quick HOWTO : Ch02 : Introduction to Linux Networking
5. ip, manpage for the Linux command ip.

Philosophy and Religion

[Philosophy and Religion][btop]

Computers and Electronics

[Computers and Electronics][grids]

Health

[Health][stack]