Test for local host

Posted on 2013-05-31
Last Modified: 2013-06-01
How can I detect if the local host is running?


if (local host)
      Do something
else  //remote host
      Do Nothing

Question by:Dovberman
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by:jitendra patil
ID: 39212493
try the code given below
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.NetworkInformation;

namespace ConsoleApplication2
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
                Console.WriteLine("Local IP Address: " + GetIPAddress(Dns.GetHostName()));
                Console.WriteLine("Google IP:" + GetIPAddress(""));

                if (GetIPAddress(Dns.GetHostName()).ToString() == "::1")
                    Console.WriteLine("This is local host address");
                    Console.WriteLine("This is website address");


        public static IPAddress GetIPAddress(string hostName)
            Ping ping = new Ping();
            var replay = ping.Send(hostName);

            if (replay.Status == IPStatus.Success)
                return replay.Address;
            return null;


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hope this helps.
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Accepted Solution

Rose Babu earned 300 total points
ID: 39212545
Try this...
HttpContext context = HttpContext.Current;

if (context.Request.Url.ToString().StartsWith("http://localhost"))
	// running from Local Host

	// running from Remote Host


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Author Comment

ID: 39212788
I used the suggestion from srosebabu.

Thanks to both of you.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39212790
Thank you

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