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Get your external IP address

Terminal - Get your external IP address
wget -O - -q ip.boa.nu
2009-11-04 22:22:04
User: xeor
Functions: wget
-6
Get your external IP address

Using our beloved wget

Alternatives

There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl ip.appspot.com
2009-10-31 21:11:10
User: ktoso
23

Yeah I know it's been up here a million times, but this service is a really clean and nice one. Nothing but your IP address on it. Actually I was to write something like this, and noticed this on appspot... ;)

curl -s 'http://checkip.dyndns.org' | sed 's/.*Current IP Address: \([0-9\.]*\).*/\1/g'
curl http://ifconfig.me/ip
2010-12-21 18:57:32
User: VxJasonxV
4

Relies on ifconfig.me functioning. It's about as easy as it gets, and memorable to old geeks too.

IFS=$'\n';cl=($(curl -s http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/external/ZXh0ZXJuYWw=/sort-by-votes/plaintext|sed -n '/^# Get your external IP address$/{n;p}'));c=${cl[$(( $RANDOM % ${#cl[@]} ))]};eval $c;echo "Command used: $c"
2009-11-04 16:55:44
User: jgc
Functions: sed
3

There's been so many ways submitted to get your external IP address that I decided we all need a command that will just go pick a random one from the list and run it. This gets a list of "Get your external IP" commands from commanlinefu.com and selects a random one to run. It will run the command and print out which command it used.

This is not a serious entry, but it was a learning exercise for me writing it. My personal favourite is "curl icanhazip.com". I really don't think we need any other ways to do this, but if more come you can make use of them with this command ;o).

Here's a more useful command that always gets the top voted "External IP" command, but it's not so much fun:

eval $(curl -s http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/external/ZXh0ZXJuYWw=/sort-by-votes/plaintext|sed -n '/^# Get your external IP address$/{n;p;q}')
wget -qO - http://www.sputnick-area.net/ip;echo

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