Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1
Subject:   Dumb question, I think: IP address
Date:   2001-12-29 08:41:44
From:   morbus
Response to: Dumb question, I think: IP address

Sadly, I'm no networking guru, but it sounds like the Sharing preference panel is showing you the IP from the inside of your router - do you know the IP address on the outside (ie. the IP address your ISP gives you?).

Either way, until you figure that IP out, you can still use or http://localhost/.

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  • Dumb question, I think: IP address
    2002-01-07 10:13:22  ngb [View]

    The easiest way I've found is to point your browser at and it will return the current IP address and hostname of your router.

    You can then write shell script to regularly poll for your IP address and save it on your iDisk or ftp it somewhere else. Direct people to your iDisk web site and it will refer them your desktop machine behind the router.

    More details are here:
  • Dumb question, I think: IP address
    2001-12-30 12:57:30  dafann [View]

    According to their FAQ, my ISP (Cox cable) does not allow servers on their system and will not provide static IP addresses.

    However, I can still have a Web site on a university server. That might be better, anyway, considering the miserable uplink speed on cable.

    Many thanks,

    David Fann