Localhost IP address


i would like to know, is there any chance to get client localhost IP using javascript code. For example, if i have the configuration like shown below, i would like to get IP:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

All i've found on the I-NET was this snippet of code:
var ip = new java.net.InetAddress.getLocalHost();
var ipStr = new java.lang.String(ip);

(shame, that this works only on Mozilla, Netscape with Java). Well, is there any other way to get this IP for most browsers (IE, NN, Mozilla, etc.)?

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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
You cannot get the IP using javascript, although you can using most server-side languages (ASP, PHP, Java, etc).
JavaScript can't know the IP address of the machine its running on, even if it could - which should it use? I think I one had as many as seven seperate IP addresses on the machine I'm currently working on - none of which were visible publically.

As dsacker said, you can use various server side methods to get the IP address the request game from (and then you can generate JavaScript from your server side code so you can get that information into JavaScript), but that IP address might well be that of a proxy server or gateway rather then anything the client actually knows about (it might even be one of a series of rotating proxies).

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the localhost ip is the ip that the computer referes to itself using.  It is always.
fr0xAuthor Commented:
Well, i know all this, but i hoped there is some way to get this IP. Thanks for your help.

P.S. I hope, Administrator will close this thread soon.
dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
You can close it. Simply click "Accept" on whose answer you want to accept.
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