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Old 05-18-2007, 03:40 AM   #1
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Question How do I get the gateway IP from a DHCP client machine?

Hi every1, I got the following problem:

I made a small linux box which needs to be placed somewhere around the world, connected to the internet via DHCP (that is, eth0 interface has dhcp turned on).
I then need to "SSH" the box.
How do I get the machine to "know" the public address bound to it?

I know, netstat gives the statistic about IPs, but only about the LAN IP, somewhat like 192.168.1.* , instead I need the gateway IP or anyway, the IP I must SSH from my server machine.

Is there a command to get it? Or what?
Old 05-18-2007, 04:56 AM   #2
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how about using a service such as or


client, dhcp

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