Get your external IP address

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... ;)
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By: ktoso
2009-10-31 21:11:10

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What Others Think

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 because after several weeks stopped answering (even though I was doing only 5 minute polling from a single ip) time curl real 0m0.235s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.004s time curl real 0m0.237s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.000s time curl real 0m0.431s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.000s time curl real 0m0.977s user 0m0.000s sys 0m0.004s #Fas enough but failed after some days time curl real 0m0.426s user 0m0.004s sys 0m0.000s
aseques · 420 weeks and 6 days ago
learned alot here thanks for posting this!
looneyhans · 54 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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