Python program to find the IP Address of the client

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In this tutorial, we are going to find the IP address of the client using the socket module in Python. Every laptop, mobile, tablet, etc.., have their unique IP address. We will find it by using the socket module. Let's see the steps to find out the IP address of a device.


1. Import the socket module.
2. Get the hostname using the socket.gethostname() method and store it in a variable.
3. Find the IP address by passing the hostname as an argument to the
socket.gethostbyname() method and store it in a variable.
4. Print the IP address.

Let's write code for the above algorithm.


 Live Demo

## importing socket module
import socket
## getting the hostname by socket.gethostname() method
hostname = socket.gethostname()
## getting the IP address using socket.gethostbyname() method
ip_address = socket.gethostbyname(hostname)
## printing the hostname and ip_address
print(f"Hostname: {hostname}")
print(f"IP Address: {ip_address}")


If you run the above program, you will get the following output.

IP Address:


If you have any doubts regarding the tutorial, mention them in the comment section.

Published on 23-Oct-2019 07:31:37