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How to Find a Machine's IP Address in CentOS 7

Posted in Useful Technical Tips on Mar 03, 2016

I was recently creating a virtual machine and installing CentOS 7, when I realized that I needed the ip address of the machine for a certain task. In CentOS 7, it's really easy to get the ip address - here is the command:

ip addr

In this case, the command returned the following:

1: lo:  mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eno16777736:  mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000
    link/ether 00:0c:29:c0:60:f8 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet 192.168.163.131/24 brd 192.168.163.255 scope global dynamic eno16777736
       valid_lft 1029sec preferred_lft 1029sec
    inet6 fe80::20c:29ff:fec0:60f8/64 scope link
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

The ip address that I was looking for was right there: 192.168.163.131

This is useful if you're trying to set up a local web server for testing or development.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2016

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