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Unformatted text preview: Here I have 2 interfaces. First one, eth0 is for my ethernet connection. 00:30:05:3F:BB:CD is my ethernet cards unique MAC address. inet is my IP 10.15.2.5. Remember IP addresses are only unique in that network! There can be many computers around the world which has 10.15.2.5 IP number, but not in the same network. Second one, lo is for Loopback. Which means, If I want to connect myself, I will use that interface and its IP number is 127.0.0.1 . This is a default number. It can change from setup to setup but generally, it is 127.0.0.1 . References: http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/11/ifconfig-dissected-and-demystified.html http://www.linux.com/articles/113992...
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- Spring '09
- Computer Networks