local-ipv4-address
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0.0.2 • Public • Published

local-ipv4-address

Get the local network IPv4 address of the current computer based on the default gateway.

All of the other Node.js modules I found picked the address of the first or a random external interface from os.networkInterfaces() or performed a DNS lookup on the hostname. What if I have VMware virtual interfaces, an OpenVPN connection, wifi, an ethernet cable, and some loopback interfaces with convincing-looking hosts entries all connected?

Under the hood, it just executes route.exe or netstat and parses the output with regular expressions.

Installation

$ npm install --save local-ipv4-address

Usage

In a Node module

var localIpV4Address = require("local-ipv4-address");
 
localIpV4Address().then(function(ipAddress){
    console.log("My IP address is " + ipAddress);
    // My IP address is 10.4.4.137
});

On the command line

$ node node_modules/local-ipv4-address
10.4.4.137

Platform support

Operating System Versions tested
FreeBSD 11.0
Linux Debian 8.7 Jessie
Mac OS 10.12.4 Sierra
Windows 7, Server 2016

What's not handled

  • WAN address
  • IPv6
  • Multiple gateways
  • Multi-homed connections

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npm i local-ipv4-address

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Version

0.0.2

License

Apache-2.0

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  • aldaviva