[PD] osc

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Mon Jan 29 03:38:41 CET 2007

europa989 at aol.com wrote:
> hi, perhaps the names of these are different than what i'm calling 
> them but i was under the impression that a computer has two ip address 
> (at least). one is private or local, the other is used by the internet 
> like websites. the second can also be found by going to websites like 
> http://whatsmyip.org/ . I don't have a computer with PD at the moment, 
> was wondering if oscx could send data to that second type of ip 
> address. So, if one could send information (or receive information) 
> using the less private ip address using osc in pd.
The private address is, also known as the loopback address, 
and named "localhost". There is one other address associated with each 
network card in your system that is what is used to communicate over the 
internet or LAN. Adresses like and are local to 
your network, most of the others can be accessed across the Internet.
PD can use any of these, as long as your system is set up to allow it.

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