Get your external IP address

curl ip.appspot.com
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... ;)
Sample Output
88.224.62.157

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By: ktoso
2009-10-31 21:11:10

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After trying several different providers for the ip service, I've found out that the most reliables & fast are appspot and ipecho. I would'nt trust bot.whatismyipaddress.com because after several weeks stopped answering (even though I was doing only 5 minute polling from a single ip) time curl ip.appspot.com 123.123.123.123 real 0m0.235s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.004s time curl ipecho.net/plain 123.123.123.123 real 0m0.237s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.000s time curl icanhazip.com 123.123.123.123 real 0m0.431s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.000s time curl ip.xten.net 123.123.123.123 real 0m0.977s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.004s #Fas enough but failed after some days time curl bot.whatismyipaddress.com 123.123.123.123 real 0m0.426s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.000s
aseques · 256 weeks and 4 days ago

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