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Retriving host IP Address via T-SQL


Retriving host IP Address via T-SQL

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Kumaran Govender
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Guys/Gal,

I need help, I am going nuts... I am trying to find a query which will retrieve the IP-Address of the local host... It seems that SQL does not store this anywhere!!!

Any help would be welcome...

Thank You...


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See, if this helps:

set nocount on
declare @ip varchar(255), @cmd varchar(100)
set @cmd = 'ping ' + HOST_NAME()
create table #temptb (grabfield varchar(255))
insert into #temptb exec master.dbo.xp_cmdshell @cmd
select @ip = substring(grabfield, charindex('[',grabfield)+1,
charindex(']',grabfield)-charindex('[',grabfield)-1) from #temptb where left(grabfield,7) = 'Pinging'
print @ip
drop table #temptb
set nocount off



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Just to add to the great code from Frank you may want to change the 'ping ' to 'ping -n 1 '. This will provide 1 ping, 1 ping only Mr verselli (sorry Red October moment). Seriously though, DEFAULT # of pings = 4, this will send 1x ping ....



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Doh, thanks for this -n 1 !!!

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Nice one Frank

I was using xp_cmdshell 'ipconfig' (which is a bit faster) to check the general ip settings but 'ping ' + HOST_NAME() is perhaps easier to hack.



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Thanks! There is more than one way to skin that cat. However, native T-SQL support for this is on my personal wishlist.



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LOL

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Thanks everyone, it works like a charm....


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host_name() will return workstation IP address, the computer that calls this code. In order to get server IP, you should stick to ipconfig
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Hm, why only does HOST_NAME() return my workstation name?

select host_name()


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WST3XXXXXX

(1 row(s) affected)



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