I am using Lubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.19 and can't find file where are inet addresses stored (etc. Man page for ifconfig state files:

/proc/net/socket #can't find at all

unfortunately nor in any of those are useful informations.

I found something in /proc/net/fib_trie but is it place ifconfig parsing from?

EDIT: Address is set by DHCP.


DHCP assigned IP addresses are dynamic (the client contacts the server regularly to ask for a new one, which most of the time is just the same, even the same as you got the last round if it hasn't been reused in the meantime).

As a result, it makes no sense to keep this information in a file, it is just set for the interface, and reset if needed.

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