is there a way to display the IP address of the web front end on a site's masterpage? I have a table at the bottom of my masterpage where I'd like to store the code. I'm running load-balancing and would like some indication of which server I'm hitting by displaying the WFE IP at the bottom.


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You can use the following code snippet in your masterpage (replace Console.WriteLine with assigning text to your control):

String strHostName = string.Empty;
strHostName = Dns.GetHostName();
IPHostEntry ipEntry = Dns.GetHostEntry(strHostName);
IPAddress[] addr = ipEntry.AddressList;

for (int i = 0; i < addr.Length; i++)
    if (!addr[i].IsIPv6LinkLocal)
        Console.WriteLine("IP Address: {0} ", addr[i].ToString());

Also, I suggest you make the foreground color equal to background color. That way no one will see it and you'll be able to select it with mouse.

Source: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6803073/get-local-ip-address

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