Get the internet facing IP address of a Linux machine easily.

Posted: July 8, 2015. At: 11:05 AM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 8258
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This simple command will print out the Internet facing IP address of a Linux machine in no time.

curl ifconfig.me/ip

This will return the useragent that is used to access this URL.

ubuntu ~ $ curl ifconfig.me/ua
curl/7.35.0

Use this string to get all information about the host that is accessing the url.

curl ifconfig.me/all

Very useful in a script if the user needs information about their remote Internet facing IP in a hurry.

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