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Old 10-29-2007, 11:03 AM   #1
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how do i find my IP address in DHCP?


when i put my ubuntu 7.04 into DCHP mode it shows no IP address when i do an ifconfig -a command.

what is the best way for me to determine my IP address in DHCP in bash shell?
 
Old 10-29-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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if it doesn't show on, then you don't have one... regardless of how an ip address is assigned, ifconfig works exactly the same.
 
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Ummm, are you sure you can't see the IP in ifconfig?

If the interface has an address, ifconfig will show it. Could you maybe post the output from 'ifconfig -a'?

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Old 10-29-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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sudo ifconfig -a
 
Old 10-29-2007, 11:58 AM   #5
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Try:
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/sbin/ifconfig -a
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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yes i am sure that the IP is not listed along with the other interface information.

i am working within a virtual machine in vmware server and i notice that i have to switch from bridged mode back to custom bridged mode when trying to boot to a static IP. after i reboot enough times it comes up with the correct ip and is reachable. in DHCP mode i cant tell what it is doing. all i know is that when it comes up in DHCP mode there is no IP listed with the rest of the ip settings. this must mean that DHCP is not setting my ip address.

i was just wondering if there was a netcat command or some other tool that i could use to determin the ip that i've been assigned.

if you all are correct, i DHCP is not even assigning me one.

i will try and post my exact ifconfig -a results asap.

thanks to all.
 
Old 10-29-2007, 07:42 PM   #7
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hmm, could be a problem due to the virtual environment. is linux your host or your guest system?
 
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virtual machines can't affect this, that would taint virtual machines at the base level... the host operating system and the network stack inside it, should have no idea whatsoever that it's actually not on a physical machine. it seems pretty clear that there is no ip assigned, maybe suggesting some sort of vmware bridging issue if the host pc is getting dhcp just fine.
 
Old 10-30-2007, 06:02 AM   #9
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yes i am sure that the IP is not listed along with the other interface information.

i am working within a virtual machine in vmware server and i notice that i have to switch from bridged mode back to custom bridged mode when trying to boot to a static IP. after i reboot enough times it comes up with the correct ip and is reachable. in DHCP mode i cant tell what it is doing. all i know is that when it comes up in DHCP mode there is no IP listed with the rest of the ip settings. this must mean that DHCP is not setting my ip address.

i was just wondering if there was a netcat command or some other tool that i could use to determin the ip that i've been assigned.

if you all are correct, i DHCP is not even assigning me one.

i will try and post my exact ifconfig -a results asap.

thanks to all.
do :
Code:
su
(password)
dhcpcd ethX #(replace X by the interface which contacts your dhcp server 0..n)
ifconfig ethX #(same X offcourse)
exit
and you'll see the new address.
after you succed getting ip, a little script that parse it is easy, for me (a hardcoded noobie script though) is :
Code:
ifconfig eth1 | head -2 | tail -1 | cut -d ':' -f 2 | cut -d ' ' -f 1
would give me : 192.168.0.201


easy, right?
 
  


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