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Old 05-25-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Ubuntu IP Question


I'm trying to run a server, and want to get my IP address... but when I run ifconfig, it shows my inet address as 10.0.1.9/10.0.1.4 which, if I recall correctly, is an internal address... my friends can't connect to the server on those ip addresses.

My box is wired to the internet, no router, so there's no firewall or router that could be stopping it.

Am I doing something wrong with a command, (reading wrong number, etc), or is it a system problem?

thanks.
 
Old 05-25-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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You can try connecting to 'http://www.whatismyip.com/' to get your externally visible address. If you can connect to Internet sites you are, in fact, connected to a NATing router, whether it's your own or one provided by your ISP.

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:10 PM   #3
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If I teleport to my Linksys router and log in, I can see my external IP address displayed on the "Status" page.
 
Old 05-26-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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Not internal. It is termed a private IP. Your modem or router would hold the public ip address. You'd need to NAT the router and you'd have to either have a static IP or a dynamic dns setup to have others access your system. Some free ddns systems use a program to change your settings while other may have you do it once a day or so.

Some apps avoid the whole deal, some require at least one side have a upnp router to open. Some like adobe's connect now use a web page.
 
  


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