I have to admit that i am a newbie to programming and i have never really started on programming except for simple macro writing in Excel.
I am thinking of writing a program that can be converted to a .exe file to assist me in my job.
I am running a IT helpdesk and i need to troubleshoot PCs.
While calling customers, i would require certain info like COmputer Name, Ip Address and Mac Address. It is not nice asking users to follow steps, like keying ipconfig/all to get the info.
I want to create a progam that can be displayed on customers' desktops so that upon clicking the program, the info can be displayed in a window or a message box to users.
Can anyone advise me?
Just a question mate. Why would you need there IP address for what you are doing? Wouldn't you just need there network IP address? You can make this simple program easily with Perl or even Visual Basic or another language.
August 28th, 2004, 02:35 AM
lol...just thought of the most stupid way to get the ip address of the computer (not suggesting that anyone actually does this). Create a client that sits on the user's computer and connects to a server on another computer. The server takes the ip address out of the packet info and then sends it back to the client :)
Would be quite funny if someone actually decided to do that. Sorry for my bad sense of humour :P