[libvirt] RFC: Implement virDomainGetIPAddress()

Matthias Bolte matthias.bolte at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 14 18:06:25 UTC 2011

2011/7/14 Michal Novotny <minovotn at redhat.com>:
> Hi guys,
> some time ago I've been investigating the options to get the guest's IP
> address information without having to connect to guest's VNC window or
> console. It was for one project I've been working on and I found that
> the solution lies in the procfs, precisely in the /proc/{PID}/net/arp...
> The format is as follows:
> $ cat /proc/{PID}/net/arp
> IP address       HW type     Flags       HW address            Mask
> Device
>   0x1         0x2         52:54:00:35:76:e6     *
> virbr0

I took a look at this and wonder what's the difference between
/proc/{PID}/net/arp and /proc/net/arp. Also as it's ARP it'll only
work for IPv4.

Matthias Bolte

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