Find IP Address without Java

    Oct 08 2012 | 1:56 am
    I'm interested in getting the IP address of the current machine on the local network, but I cannot use any Java (i.e. [mxj net.local]). One possible solution would be to use the [shell] object or similar to run 'ifconfig' and parse the output, but last time I used the [shell] object, it was buggy.
    Can you think of any alternatives? I've never written an external – do you think it would be simple to acquire this information from C?
    Needs to run on OSX only.

    • Oct 09 2012 | 6:01 pm
      This would be super helpful for me as well. Let me know if you find a solution!!
    • Oct 10 2012 | 6:08 am
      there's no issue with shell, parse output with regexp- works just fine- post the patch if you want debbug. though if you want to rewrite maxmsp go ahead ;)
    • Oct 10 2012 | 5:11 pm
      Hmmm, I have had sufficient problems with shell in the past that I wrote my own last week. (Attached is screenshot with example using ifconfig). I'm happy to make it available if anyone wants it.
    • Nov 22 2012 | 4:56 pm
      Per a few requests, I've posted my external shell object at