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InetAddress puzzle: Windows and Linux

 
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InetAddress addr = InetAddress.getLocalHost();

gives correct Ip Address on my Windows machine but gives local loop back adress (127.0.0.1) for a Linux machine. Why?
 
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If you check the JavaDoc on this method you can see the following:



It could very well be a case of the above, and a difference in the configurations of the security managers across the OS's (and possibly versions of the JRE that is being used).
 
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