A few weeks ago I switched Windows for Linux (Ubuntu, 10.04LTS) on my business laptop. Happy ever since! Today I am preparing a VM for a training, and needed to know some IP addresses. I ran into Giplet, a Gnome panel applet that can display IP addresses of network interfaces of choice.
To install it, run from the command line:
sudo apt-get install giplet
(Die-hards install from source, you get a more recent version, but the same ip-numbers:-))
Next, select “Add to panel”, type ‘gip” and find Giplet
You can configure it according your network settings. Find your network details by typing (on the command line):
The most left value is what you need (eth0, eth1, …). Personally I need ‘eth0’ for my internal IP addres, ‘vmnet8’ for the range assigned to VMWare images using NAT in their network settings. Right-click ‘no IP detected’, and enter your settings, like:
I just replaced the ‘eth0’ by the right network adapter. You can actually remove the ‘wlan0’ and ‘www.whatever’. I thought refreshing every hour would do (60 minutes). Actually, might be quite frequent after all.
Finally you might want to know your external IP as well. You can. Enter ‘http://get-myip.com’ instead of your network adapter to get the public IP address:
Now I got my IP’s I need:
I am happy with the result… Enjoy!