Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using built-in OS X utilities such as Terminal, Apple’s command line application. These easy hacks can make life better and simpler, and don’t require any knowledge of coding — all you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
It can occasionally become important to know and understand your public IP address for your Internet connection. Whether you're running your own server, or potentially using SSH to connect remotely, knowing your public IP can be beneficial. Unfortunately, most of the ways to find out your public IP address require visiting arcane websites or calling up your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Fortunately, there's an easier way thanks to the Terminal. Continue reading and we'll show you how to retrieve your public IP address.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
If you spend any time working in the command line, particularly using SSH to log into remote computers, then you may be wondering how you can easily find the IP address of the current machine you're on. While you certainly could just look up the IP address in the System Preferences Network pane, looking this information up in the Terminal looks cooler and is quite a bit faster. Continue reading and we'll show you how it's done.
Connecting to web services on your home Mac over the internet can be a pain, especially if you’re having to remember your home's IP Address. This can be solved with a free solution from DynDNS. In this how-to, we’ll show you how to easily create a domain name for your home use (using DynDNS), allowing you to easily connect back to your home computers without using an IP Address.