IP Address on desktop

Posted on 2006-05-25
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Does anyone direct me to a program that displays more than 1 ip address on your desktop.
This means, if the user logs into VPN and then there is a second IP Address.

Please don't refer, BGInfo.  We tried it, it doesn't do what we want.
Does anyone have any alternative.
Plus it has to be freeware.
Question by:autumn801
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    What do you mean "display"?

    If you are running Windows the ipconfig command will display all of the ip addresses assigned to the PC.
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    You could turn on Active Desktop and point it to an .html document on the local hard drive.  You could then write a script to capture any active IP addresses and insert them into that document.
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    ipconfig /all in a command prompt will do this
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    There is no such alternative.

    If you have one address for internet, one for intranet, no one place can see the other, that would be insecure, to say the least. The inside one is had by ipConfig easily enough (and free), as noted above.

    To see your external address, the easiest cheap way is to know first that every webserver is going to know it, so just find one that will tell you, maybe you have a favorite, like symantec. Here is an example:

    If you look at that page it should be obvious that that address is easier to get from an external source, and that there can be a customer demand for it (unavailable locally).

    IP addresses are Networking issue, that is a separate TA. O/S's do not have IPs.
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    Take a look at this software, its free, and it does what I think you want done
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    woops just read that you don't want BGINFO

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