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What is my public IP-address?

Terminal - What is my public IP-address?
dig @208.67.222.222 myip.opendns.com
2010-08-01 13:58:54
User: CodSpirit
Functions: dig
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What is my public IP-address?

Very effective, use only DNS protocol. The @ part is optional if you already set opendns servers as default ns servers.

Alternatives

There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
curl icanhazip.com
curl ifconfig.me
2010-08-01 13:56:01
User: CodSpirit
Tags: ip address
35

Short command, easy to remember

curl ifconfig.me
2010-08-01 13:56:01
User: CodSpirit
Tags: ip address
35

Short command, easy to remember

wget -qO- icanhazip.com
2010-06-24 03:49:14
Functions: wget
11

Curl is not installed by default on many common distros anymore. wget always is :)

wget -qO- ifconfig.me/ip
curl -s 'http://checkip.dyndns.org' | sed 's/.*Current IP Address: \([0-9\.]*\).*/\1/g'

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curl icanhazip.com

the most, its short and nothing else then my ips comes out

Comment by peshay 211 weeks and 3 days ago

Just add the +short option to the dig command and you'll get only the IP :) I like the fact that this uses OpenDNS since it's proven itself to be quite reliable.

Comment by michaelmior 211 weeks and 3 days ago

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