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Java program to find IP address of your computer

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  • Last Updated : 09 Nov, 2021
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An IP(Internet Protocol) address is an identifier assigned to each computer and another device (e.g., router, mobile, etc) connected to a TCP/IP network that is used to locate and identify the node in communication with other nodes on the network. IP addresses are usually written and displayed in human-readable notation such as in IPv4(32-bit IP address).

An IP address serves two principal functions: host or network interface identification and local addressing. Its role has been characterized as follows: “A name indicates what we seek. An address indicates where it is. A route indicates how to get there.”

Prerequisites : Networking in Java | Set 1 (InetAddress class), trim() in Java.
InetAddress.getLocalHost() is used to find the private IP addresses used in LAN or any other local network.

To find public IP, we use (An online utility to find your public IP), we open the URL, read a line and print the line.

Below is the Java implementation of the above steps. 


// Java program to find IP address of your computer
// class provides method to get
// IP of any host name
import java.util.*;
public class JavaProgram
    public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception
        // Returns the instance of InetAddress containing
        // local host name and address
        InetAddress localhost = InetAddress.getLocalHost();
        System.out.println("System IP Address : " +
        // Find public IP address
        String systemipaddress = "";
            URL url_name = new URL("");
            BufferedReader sc =
            new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(url_name.openStream()));
            // reads system IPAddress
            systemipaddress = sc.readLine().trim();
        catch (Exception e)
            systemipaddress = "Cannot Execute Properly";
        System.out.println("Public IP Address: " + systemipaddress +"\n");


 System IP Address :
 Public IP Address :

Note: The above output is for a machine that is used by GeeksforGeeks online compiler,

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