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Old 07-01-2004, 11:15 AM   #1
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access unix server, IP unknown


I have a unix server that I need to access. I do not know the IP address of the server to rlogin or ssh etc. I have to access the server via a terminal, any suggestions on how to determine the IP? I was thinking along the lines of a crossover cable, or connecting the terminal and server to a switch... but then what? What do I need to do to determine the IP of the server so I can log in? Hope this makes sense, any ideas on what I could try would be appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:24 AM   #2
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I have to access the server via a terminal
If you can get on the server via terminal just do an /sbin/ifconfig -a this will tell you all you need to know.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 11:40 AM   #3
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well that's the thing i can't get on... i guess by terminal i mean workstation, and i want to be able to log into the server from the workstation (unix) to retrieve some files. however i cannot because i have no information about the server, namely the IP address. thanks for the quick reply.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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so let me get this straight, you can not phisicaly get on the server, access this server in any way? If that is the case than it would not be possible to get the ip. If you can access the workstation the os is on than ifconfig will work.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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If you can log on physically, this web site will give you your external IP (in case you have to access it outside of the network) http://checkip.dyndns.org/.
 
  


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