How to Retrieve the local IP of a Computer

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Java provides a simply way to list all IP address of a given computer. Note that a computer can have more than one network card and each network card can have more than one IP address.

for (final Enumeration nie = NetworkInterface.getNetworkInterfaces(); nie.hasMoreElements();) {
  final NetworkInterface ni = nie.nextElement();
  System.out.println("Network Interface: " + ni);
  for (final Enumeration iae = ni.getInetAddresses(); iae.hasMoreElements();) {
    final InetAddress ia = iae.nextElement();
    final String ipAddress = ia.getHostAddress();
    System.out.println("  " + ipAddress);

In the above example we are iterating through each network card and we are getting all IP addresses for each network card.

Albert Attard

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