Just gimme the IP!

Luke Faraone luke at faraone.cc
Tue Jun 14 19:59:36 UTC 2011

On 06/14/2011 03:03 PM, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> My thought was it should be something analogous to "whoami" -- I 
> don't want to join in on a naming bikeshed though.  Also this reminds
> me of whatismyip.com

That only tells you via the default route, and only the public IP as
detected by that site. See below.

On 06/14/2011 12:09 PM, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> Would it make sense to also have a way to get the current *public* ip
> address?

That's difficult to determine, without calling on an external service.

We could just get an API key from whatismyip.com, or use whatismyip.org
/ icanhazip.com.

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