IP of Computers on LAN

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by platypus63, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. platypus63 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    Does anyone know how I can find the local IP numbers of the computers on my network. They're in my sidebar under shared. Seems like os x should tell me under Get Info but does not. Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Use Network Utility.app, located in /Applications/Utilities.

    Choose the Ping tab and enter name.local as the network address to ping, where "name" is the name of one other computer on the network. Then set the max number of pings to 3, and press the Ping button.

    At the top of the output, or maybe the second line, it should tell you the name followed by its IP-address.

    Repeat with a different value of "name", for each computer.

    The command-line would be:

    Code:
    ping -c 3 name.local
    
    Again, substitute the actual computer name for "name".

    There's probably also a way to write a script to automate this. The value of that depends on how often you expect to be repeating this task.
     
  3. platypus63 thread starter macrumors regular

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