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Old 07-07-2003, 01:32 PM   #1
neurogeek
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how to find an ip address


I've been looking all over, but still haven't been able to learn how to find the ip address of a particular web site or ftp server. I want to do an ftp install, but I don't have a nameserver (can't use the name), and I don't know the ip address of the ftp server. is there an easy way to find the ip address?

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Old 07-07-2003, 01:40 PM   #2
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I don't know of any easier than a simple ping:
ping linuxquestions.org returns:
Code:
bash-2.05a$ ping linuxquestions.org
PING linuxquestions.org (64.179.4.146): 56 octets data
64 octets from 64.179.4.146: icmp_seq=0 ttl=47 time=126.0 ms
64 octets from 64.179.4.146: icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=125.3 ms

--- linuxquestions.org ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 125.3/125.6/126.0 ms
You could also use dig I suppose, but ping suites my needs.



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Old 07-07-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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Lots of ways. Ping (domain name). This will say
"Pinging (domain name) [domain's ip]
Also, you could maybe try traceroute (tracert in windows) before the site name and see if an ip shows up the on the final server. Or even try whois (domain name). I'm not 100% sure all of these will work for ftps but I know they will for domain names.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:11 PM   #4
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PERFECT. Thank you!
 
  


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