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Old May 7, 2007, 02:18 AM   #1
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CMD->Ipconfig?

How do I do the equivalent of "Start Menu -> Run -> cmd -> ipconfig" on a Mac?
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Old May 7, 2007, 02:22 AM   #2
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umm, depends on what you really want.. but you could start with:

Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal -> then type "ifconfig"

which stands for interface configuration.. I think
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Old May 7, 2007, 02:40 AM   #3
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winipcfg on Windows is most commonly used to find out your current IP address. Is this what you want to do? You can go to Apple menu > System Preferences > Network and then look under whatever network connection you’re using.
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The Network Utility in your Utilities folder will give you comprehensive network statistics, as well as network tools like ping, traceroute, and other stuff.
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Old May 7, 2007, 12:25 PM   #5
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winipcfg on Windows is most commonly used to find out your current IP address.
winipcfg is all good in a Windows 9x world but try that command on a new install of an NT based system. NT based platforms you use ipconfig and for a Unix based platforms are ifconfig.
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Old May 7, 2007, 12:27 PM   #6
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umm, depends on what you really want.. but you could start with:

Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal -> then type "ifconfig"

which stands for interface configuration.. I think
This command is what you're looking for, but it's going to give you the information in a less-than-friendly way.

I'd recommend going through your network preferences to figure out your IP address.

System Preferences -> Network -> (select device) -> TCP/IP
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Old May 7, 2007, 12:45 PM   #7
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ifconfig

Interface configuration, or simply ifconfig. Type this into the terminal

ifconfig -a

Output will be for all interfaces on the computer including the loopback which is

127.0.0.1

Leave that alone, change any/all configurations on all other interfaces.
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Old May 7, 2007, 01:38 PM   #8
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Another vote here for the Network Utility app from the Applications-Utilities folder.

All the information is in there and it's more user friendly than ifconfig.
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Old May 7, 2007, 05:32 PM   #9
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winipcfg is all good in a Windows 9x world but try that command on a new install of an NT based system. NT based platforms you use ipconfig and for a Unix based platforms are ifconfig.
Thanks for clarifying. I could have sworn I used winipcfg on Windows XP, but apparently not. What about Windows 2000?
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Old May 7, 2007, 09:47 PM   #10
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What's the OS X equivalent to ipconfig/flushdns?

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Thanks for clarifying. I could have sworn I used winipcfg on Windows XP, but apparently not. What about Windows 2000?
Nope. I know, 'cause I remember having to un-train myself after years of typing "winipcfg"...even though ipconfig is actually easier to remember
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Win Xp And Linux Systems

If You Want The MAC Address You Need To Use The Command ipconfig /all in Windows NT Based Systems and ifconfig -a in Linux Based Systems and i would assume this applies to Mac OS As It Is A Linux Variant At Its Core
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What's the OS X equivalent to ipconfig/flushdns?
dscacheutil -flushcache
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If You Want The MAC Address You Need To Use The Command ipconfig /all in Windows NT Based Systems and ifconfig -a in Linux Based Systems and i would assume this applies to Mac OS As It Is A Linux Variant At Its Core
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dscacheutil -flushcache
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