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CB Defense: How Does the Mac Sensor Determine the Internal IP Address Reported in the PSC Console

CB Defense: How Does the Mac Sensor Determine the Internal IP Address Reported in the PSC Console

Environment

  • CB Defense PSC Sensor: All Supported Versions
  • CB Defense PSC Console: All Supported Versions
  • Apple macOS: 10.8.x and Higher

Question

How does the Mac Sensor determine which network interface is reported as the internal IP address in the Console?

Answer

The Sensor reports the internal IP address as the IP address assigned to the primary network interface as designated by the operating system

Additional Notes

  1. Launch Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)
  2. Type in the following sequence of commands and press Enter after each command
    scutil
    get State:/Network/Global/IPv4
    d.show
  3. The following information will be printed to Terminal
PrimaryInterface :
PrimaryService :
Router :
  • The ifconfig command can also be run to show all configured network interfaces

 


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