Find Your Linode's IP Address

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Finding your Linode’s IP address (or addresses) is easy and can be done in two different ways.

From the Linode Manager

  1. Log in to the Linode Manager.

  2. From the Linodes tab of your account, select the Linode you want to work with.

  3. Click the Remote Access tab.

    • The Linode’s public IP addresses (both IPv4 and IPv6) are under the Public Network section near the top of the Remote Access page.
    • Private addresses are under the Private/LAN Network section near the bottom of the page.

Public IPs.

The graphic above shows:

  • One public IP address, on a subnetwork.
  • One public IPv6 address, 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fe70:cabd on a /64 subnet.
  • This Linode does not have a private IPv4 address.
  • One private IPv6 address (Link-Local IP), fe80::f03c:91ff:fe70:cabd, also on a /64 subnetwork.

From an SSH Session

Use the command below to view your Linode’s IP addresses:

ip addr | grep inet

An example of the output:

[email protected]:~# ip addr | grep inet
    inet scope host lo
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host
    inet brd scope global eth0
    inet scope global eth0:1
    inet scope global eth0:2
    inet6 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fe26:7e8e/64 scope global mngtmpaddr dynamic
    inet6 fe80::f03c:91ff:fe26:7e8e/64 scope link

The output shows:

  • Two public IPv4 addresses, and
  • One private IPv4 address,
  • One public IPv6 address, 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fe26:7e8e
  • One private IPv6 address, fe80::f03c:91ff:fe26:7e8e

DHCP will only recognize one IPv4 address. If you have more than one IPv4 address assigned to your Linode, you must either set those addresses statically or enable Network Helper. Otherwise, those addresses will not be usable to the system, nor will they display in ip commands. See the following guides for more information:

Linux Static IP Configuration

Network Helper

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