How do I find my own IP address?

Miguel Barreiro <>
Fri Jan 23 10:44:16 CET 2004


>  > ObOfftopic: traditionally, AIX systems have had two interfaces (en* and
>  > ent* IIRC) for each physical NIC: one of them behaves as an Ethernet card
>  > and the other as IEEE 802.3.
>
> IEEE 802.3 _is_ Ethernet. Maybe you meant IEEE 802.5 (Token ring).

No. IEEE 802.3 is _almost_ Ethernet, thus the AIX comment. See offset 12
in an Ethernet frame (frame type) vs. offset 12 in a 802.3 frame (frame
length). AIX chooses one or the other according to the interface you use,
and both can be used in the same card.

AFAIK no physical medium defined for token ring can be used for ethernet.
so the above wouldn't apply at all.

Regards,

Miguel




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