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fishtech

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Hi,

How can a VPN client easily find their IP address on Mac OS X?

I can only find it in System log.

Thanks,

ft.
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mlee (Kerio)

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How about ifconfig in terminal?

M.

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fishtech

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Hmmm... that's kinda cumbersome for a non-technical person.

Any chance it could simply be reported in the VPN app menu item somewhere?

Thanks,

ft.
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mlee (Kerio)

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Open terminal and type "ifconfig" isn't that hard.

Not that I know that there is such a feature as yet. I'd success feature request.

M.

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fishtech

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Quote:
Open terminal and type "ifconfig" isn't that hard.


Sure, not hard if you're a tech.

But if you're a remote salesperson, somewhere on the road selling widgets, needing remote support, and you have never opened Terminal before, and you are getting directions from a remote tech over a cellphone, it is harder than it needs to be.

I have posted a request.

Thanks,

ft.

[Updated on: Mon, 05 May 2014 14:43]

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mlee (Kerio)

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You have your point but I am not convinced that opening terminal and type "ifconfig" is hard.

Anyway, thanks for making the request.

M.

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fishtech

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I wholeheartedly agree Terminal > ifconfig is not difficult if you know what you are doing.

However, it is hard if you are trying to explain it to your mother-in-law who has never opened Terminal before, talking over bad a cellphone connection, and you have to get her to find you the IP address allocated on connection to Kerio VPN out of a mess like this:

Last login: Thu May 8 16:08:49 on ttys000
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iMac1252:~ me$ ifconfig
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
options=b<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,VLAN_HWTAGGING>
ether 10:ad:b1:b4:52:5f
inet6 fe80::12dd:b1ff:fea4:525f%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
inet 192.168.0.158 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
media: autoselect (1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control>)
status: active
en1: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ether 8c:2d:aa:55:b6:37
inet6 fe80::8e2d:aaff:fe55:b637%en1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5
inet 192.168.1.65 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
inet6 2602:30a:c0da:4310:8e2d:aaff:fe55:b637 prefixlen 64 autoconf
inet6 2602:30a:c0da:4310:15b:5bd8:162d:697f prefixlen 64 autoconf temporary
media: autoselect
status: active
p2p0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2304
ether 0q:2d:ab:55:b6:37
media: autoselect
status: inactive
kvnet0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1400
ether 44:33:53:22:4f:53
inet 192.168.99.44 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.99.255
iMac1252:~ me$


Maybe, instead, over the poor cellphone connection, I could ask my mother-in-law to type:


ifconfig | grep "inet " | grep -v 127.0.0.1 | cut -d\ -f2


to just pull her IP addresses without the other stuff?

ft.

[Updated on: Thu, 08 May 2014 22:20]

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fishtech

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Sorry to bring this back but needed yto know the IP address of a client.

This time the user was technical.

He could not believe he had to use terminal to get the remote IP address of his machine.

It would be great if you could put it somewhere on the VPN client app.

Thanks,

ft.
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