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Netstat Ip Address Confusing


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#1 spacekitten

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:05 PM

Hi.

My question is about netstat.

I have read that the local address should be my pc's name when I run the netstat command. (no -a's, -ano's, etc.'s)
But it is only listed in the foreign address column.
The IP address of the local address is a business in Marina del Rey, CA. A talent agency. (I am in Wisconsin)
(I used WHOIS database to look up this IP)


Here is my netstat copy:

C:\Windows\system32>netstat

Active Connections

Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP 127.0.0.1:27015 AdminPC:49160 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:49160 AdminPC:27015 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:51831 AdminPC:51832 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:51832 AdminPC:51831 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:51833 AdminPC:51834 ESTABLISHED
TCP 127.0.0.1:51834 AdminPC:51833 ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.2:53805 209-18-36-72:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.2:53840 209-18-36-72:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.2:53841 209-18-36-34:http ESTABLISHED
TCP 192.168.1.2:53842 209-18-36-72:http ESTABLISHED




From everything I have read, my "AdminPC" should be in the local address column. Am I confused or just misinformed? :thumbsup:

Edited by spacekitten, 08 March 2008 - 06:08 PM.


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#2 Baric

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 06:19 PM

127.0.0.1 is a local address. It's a special IPv4 IP address called the loopback address and it means "this computer". Connections from 127.0.0.1 to that same address or other IP address assigned to your computer means a connection from one program to another (or within the same program). In this case both ends are the same system, which is perfectly valid.




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