What's the IP address for one's own machine?

racketboy

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What's the IP address for one's own machine?

I remember something in my VB class about how a certain IP address that is always the local machine

anybody know what that it?
 

Curtis

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What's the IP address for one's own machine?

Most OS's should also recognise "localhost" - it's the same thing.
 

racketboy

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What's the IP address for one's own machine?

Originally posted by Curtis@Jun 12, 2003 @ 11:06 AM

Most OS's should also recognise "localhost" - it's the same thing.
ah! thanks! that's easer to remember
 

DBOY

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What's the IP address for one's own machine?

Actually localhost in most OS'es comes from your DNS lookup table. You can set your machine ot manually link certain domains to certain IPs.

If you open up your HOSTS file on Windows or Linux, the first uncomments line will be

127.0.0.1 localhost

A side note, if you know of some annoyign banner site domains and such, you can set them to 127.0.0.1 to effectivly block all content from them as well. Here's one friendly example.

Maybe you've been browsing the internet and stumbled upon Netster, it claism to be a search engine but it's actually just an advertising site that takes over dead domain names left and right. Adding:

# Netster

127.0.0.1 at.netster.com

127.0.0.1 netster.com

127.0.0.1 www.netster.com

127.0.0.1 in.netster.com

127.0.0.1 search.netster.com

127.0.0.1 mail.netster.com

127.0.0.1 smartbrowse.netster.com

127.0.0.1 www.s2ml.org

127.0.0.1 s2ml.org

127.0.0.1 www.pzchat.org

127.0.0.1 pzchat.org

127.0.0.1 www.moolahouse.com

127.0.0.1 moolahouse.com

127.0.0.1 netster.mygeek.com

127.0.0.1 www.familyhandman.com

127.0.0.1 familyhandman.com

127.0.0.1 www.my-jobs-careers.com

127.0.0.1 my-jobs-careers.com

127.0.0.1 www.casitatrailers.com

127.0.0.1 casitatrailers.com

127.0.0.1 www.hackeredu.net

127.0.0.1 hackeredu.net

127.0.0.1 un-instraw-gains.org

127.0.0.1 www.netsterdomains.com

127.0.0.1 netsterdomains.com

127.0.0.1 www.pilrc.com

127.0.0.1 pilrc.com

127.0.0.1 www.wistalliance.org

127.0.0.1 wistalliance.org

127.0.0.1 www.pilkanozna.net

127.0.0.1 pilkanozna.net

127.0.0.1 www.realnetworks.com

127.0.0.1 realnetworks.com

127.0.0.1 www.ebix.com

127.0.0.1 ebix.com

127.0.0.1 www.wrheritage.com

127.0.0.1 wrheritage.com

Would block you from seeing any of the netster garbage if you go to a URL that died. This works great for porn sites, banner ads, etc.
 
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