Get external IP address

curl -qsL http://checkip.dyn.com | sed -E "s/^.*Address: ([0-9\.]+).*$/\1/"
Retrieves the current WAN ipv4 address via checkip.dyn.com.
Sample Output
71.128.35.100

0
2012-10-28 22:20:50

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