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Old 12-24-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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To find the public IP (on Ubuntu Server 8.10)


Hi, how can I check what is my public ip? I want people to connect to my site but I only have my private IP for my other computers at home. And I'm running Ubuntu Server so I don't have any kind of GUI to browse the net.
 
Old 12-24-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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lynx -dump http://www.formyip.com/ | awk '/IP is/{print $NF}'
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wget -O- http://cfaj.freeshell.org/ipaddr.cgi 2>/dev/null
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perl -MLWP::Simple -le '$_=get q(http://www.formyip.com/); print $1 if /IP is ((\d{1,3}\.){3}\d{1,3})/'

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Old 12-24-2008, 04:40 PM   #3
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To mail the IP to you:
wget -O- http://cfaj.freeshell.org/ipaddr.cgi 2>/dev/null | mail -s "IP SERVER" you@you.com
 
Old 12-26-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
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To make this easier on you you will probably want to run ddclient and use dyndns.org to get a hostname that you can use from the internet to connect to your dynamic IP. Of course, if you have a static address just ignore this If you want to see the ip addresses assigned to the interfaces just use ifconfig -a

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:57 PM   #5
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or if you have your own website that's public, the IP of the requesting machine (you) is sent to the page, so PHP or ASP can return that from the headers - I have that on my site: http://pnguyen.net/getmyip.php
 
  


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