Best way to get ip address

Nicolas Évrard nicoe at altern.org
Thu Sep 9 21:57:17 CEST 2004


* Darren Kirby  [21:07 09/09/04 CEST]: 
>Hello list:
>
>I am writing a small app in python which tracks the kernel banner at 
>kernel.org and downloads newer kernel version(s) (if there are any).
>
>I am using GeoIP to set the download to a local mirror if there is one. This 
>is what I use to get the local IP address:
>
>ip = socket.gethostbyaddr(socket.gethostname())
># returns:  ('hostname.domain', ['hostname'], ['192.168.0.2'])
>ip = str(ip[2])
># returns:  "['192.168.0.2']"
>ip = ip[2:-2]
># returns:  '192.168.0.2'

Why don't you use ip = ip[2][0] ?

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(°>  Nicolas Évrard
/ )  Liège - Belgique
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