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retrieve the source address used to contact a given host

Terminal - retrieve the source address used to contact a given host
python -c 'import socket; s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM); s.connect(("<hostname>", <port>)); print s.getsockname()[0] ; s.close() ;' 2> /dev/null
2009-10-13 16:21:15
User: angleto
Functions: python
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retrieve the source address used to contact a given host

on multihomed hosts, connected to several networks, could be usefull to know the source address (local ip address) used to reach the target host, this command does not require root priviledges.

The command use a TCP socket, if there is any error the command return an empty string, elsewhere return a valid ip address.

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