Friday, January 29, 2016

Java code to listing Network Interface Addresses, run on Windows 10

One of the most useful pieces of information you can get from a network interface is the list of IP addresses that are assigned to it. You can obtain this information from a NetworkInterface instance by using one of two methods. The first method, getInetAddresses(), returns an Enumeration of InetAddress. The other method, getInterfaceAddresses(), returns a list of instances. This method is used when you need more information about an interface address beyond its IP address. For example, you might need additional information about the subnet mask and broadcast address when the address is an IPv4 address, and a network prefix length in the case of an IPv6 address. ~

The following example program lists all the network interfaces and their addresses on a machine (tested on PC running Windows 10):
package javalistinetaddress;

import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.Enumeration;

public class JavaListInetAddress {

    public static void main(String[] args) throws SocketException {
        Enumeration<NetworkInterface> nets = NetworkInterface.getNetworkInterfaces();
        for (NetworkInterface netint : Collections.list(nets))
    static void displayInterfaceInformation(NetworkInterface netint) throws SocketException {
        System.out.printf("Display name: %s\n", netint.getDisplayName());
        System.out.printf("Name: %s\n", netint.getName());
        Enumeration<InetAddress> inetAddresses = netint.getInetAddresses();
        for (InetAddress inetAddress : Collections.list(inetAddresses)) {
            System.out.printf("InetAddress: %s\n", inetAddress);

Java code to listing Network Interface Addresses, run on Raspberry Pi/Raspbian Jessie

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