Why No Built in GetMyIP call in LiveCode?

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Jun 10 13:53:21 CDT 2011


Or don't use localhost at all! It will always return 127.0.0.1. That is the loopback address of every adapter under the sun. 

Bob


On Jun 10, 2011, at 11:49 AM, Nonsanity wrote:

> haha I completely failed to grasp that. :)
> 
> How about:
> 
> put char 2 to -2 of word 3 of shell( "ping -n 1" && word 2 of shell("ping -n
> 1 localhost") ) into msg
> 
> ~ Chris Innanen
> ~ Nonsanity
> 
> 
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 2:20 PM, John Patten <johnpatten at mac.com> wrote:
> 
>> Actually Chris I wanted the local network, behind the firewall IP address.
>> The project I have in mind is just using sockets in a single classroom. All
>> computers have 10.x.x.x. addresses.
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> 
>> John Patten
>> SUSD
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Jun 10, 2011, at 11:15 AM, Nonsanity wrote:
>> 
>> Neither of the solutions given so far in this thread have worked for my on
>>> my office PC. I just get my LAN 192.168.x.x number. Here's what I use.
>>> They
>>> do rely on outside entities, but they are both pretty stable sites that
>>> have
>>> lasted a good long time...
>>> 
>>> [whatismyip.org]
>>> put url "http://www.whatismyip.org" into myExIP
>>> 
>>> [dyndns.org]
>>> put url "http://checkip.dyndns.org" into resp
>>> set itemdel to ":"
>>> put word 1 to -1 of item 2 of resp into resp
>>> set itemdel to "<"
>>> put item 1 of resp into myExIP
>>> 
>>> 
>>> ~ Chris Innanen
>>> ~ Nonsanity
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 1:05 PM, John Patten <johnpatten at mac.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hi All...
>>>> 
>>>> I've been looking at all the solutions in the archive for getting the IP
>>>> address of the machine running a stack. Some shell scripts, some php
>>>> calls,
>>>> etc. etc.
>>>> 
>>>> I have a situation where we are behind a firewall using NAT. So all our
>>>> computers are running a 10.x.x.x.x address. I'm trying to implement some
>>>> socket communication between stacks and IP address information is
>>>> essential
>>>> for this to work. I would like the communication process set up to be as
>>>> transparent as possible, allowing users to connect by name and maybe
>>>> holding
>>>> IP address is a custom property for example.
>>>> 
>>>> The Dictionary provides some examples for hostAdress function and I tried
>>>> (wishful thinking, script trickery) something like this:
>>>> 
>>>> on mouseUp
>>>> open socket to "127.0.0.1:5005" with message "socketOpen"
>>>> put the result
>>>> end mouseUp
>>>> 
>>>> on socketOpen theSock
>>>> put the hostAddress of "127.0.0.1:5005"
>>>> end socketOpen
>>>> 
>>>> ...but it just gave me 127.0.0.1 and not the 10.x.x.x. address...
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Shell script works nice, but it gives quite a few IP in its result. Plus
>>>> the actual machine IP is located on different lines in the result, such
>>>> as
>>>> in a desktop machine, as opposed to a laptop on wireless.
>>>> 
>>>> It just seems like it would be nice to have a built in function for
>>>> reporting local machine's IP...
>>>> 
>>>> Such as, "put localIP of current stack into tIP"  or "get LocalIP of
>>>> current stack."
>>>> 
>>>> Is this available in the dictionary and I'm just missing it?
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you!
>>>> 
>>>> John Patten
>>>> SUSD
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