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I obtained a virtual server(running ubuntu 11.01) in a cloud with 1 static ip. I tried to ifconfig so as to obtain internal IP and also for the external ip I used All of the returned the same value for IP. This means my external and internal IPs are the same. How can I change this?Is there anywhere I have to configure in the linux environment? Thanks

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closed as not a real question by Chris S Mar 28 '12 at 14:41

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What.. I don't even.. what!? – pauska Mar 28 '12 at 14:40
Why do you need an internal IP on this system, and internal to what if it's hosted? – Bart Silverstrim Mar 28 '12 at 14:42
There is no "internal" or "external" IP... it's just the IP assigned to the machine. – Chris S Mar 28 '12 at 14:42
And why would whatismyip return anything BUT your external IP...if you're querying through the external IP? External sites don't know your system's configuration. If it did, you should be very afraid. – Bart Silverstrim Mar 28 '12 at 14:43

Maybe, just maybe, your server isn't running through a NAT.

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