Thanks for posting the link. I suppose I should've linked to my album in the first post and not directly to the PDF. Live and learn.
re: Finding IP addresses
First I would suggest that they use MapTool itself.
Doh! Of course! Thanks a bunch for that. I've already updated the doc.
A second benefit from that is if it comes up with 127.0.0.x or 0.1.0.x then you can determine that MapTool has latched onto the wrong network interface.
Hmm. This would only happen when other interfaces are not available, correct? I just need to be sure so that I can make the appropriate comments in the doc.
re: finding IPs under Windows
Yeah, forget it. I'll stick to using MapTool. If they can't get MapTool downloaded because they don't have an Internet connection, my doc isn't going to help them anyway!
re: Stinking Microsoft & Webcams
Well, you get what you pay for. And sometimes you pay for what you get. If you catch my meaning...
In any case, this is good info. Thanks.
I'm going to stick with MapTool for IP info, but can MapTool accidentally choose 0.1.0.x? How is MapTool told which interfaces to ignore? It can't simply ignore a 32-bit netmask, because PPP links will appear have them, such as dial-up Internet connections.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft TV/Video Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00
It looks like those two lines are enough to eliminate interfaces that MapTool shouldn't use. Is that correct? If so, I'll put a comment in the doc that mentions it.