How to get my own IP

Björnke von Gierke bvg at mac.com
Tue Dec 31 06:34:01 EST 2002


Well both http://www.grc.com and http://www.myipaddress.com/ give mme 
my "true" IP. As Dar mentioned, my ADSL connection has an NAT 
translation service, as there are 3 computers connected to it. But I am 
actually not developing this thing for me, so i need a way to get an IP 
to witch I can open a port without going to a website and under any 
circumstances. To be exactly, I do need a way of getting that IP by 
simply clicking a button in a RunRev app. I could probably do this:

Put URL "http://www.myipaddress.com" into myVariable

and then parse for the IP. But what if they change the layout? what if 
they stop the service? It is also not very nice to constantly pester 
them (I am targeting for up to 500 user!)...


There must be a simpler way to do this!
I am able of doing cgi and php on a remote server so I have maybe to do 
it that way, But it seems strange that RunRev with all its network 
abilities is not able to get a NAT translated IP.


was angry during writing, sorry and thanks to Kee Nethery and Dar Scott 
for their help :(
Björnke von Gierke

On Dienstag, Dez 31, 2002, at 04:03 Europe/Zurich, Dar Scott wrote:

> On Monday, December 30, 2002, at 04:55 AM, Björnke von Gierke wrote:
>
>> I was trying to get my IP for a little chat program I wrote, ...
>
> Probably, none of those.  The code and IP address are fine.  You get 
> the IP address of your computer.
>
> But that is probably not what you want.
> ...
 >
> There are a few web sites that will probe back and get the IP address 
> your connection seems to be coming from and those might give you some 
> information that will help.  (I'm on a new computer and don't have my 
> bookmarks moved over, but I think if you go to grc.com, click on 
> "Shields Up! and follow the directions you will get some information.)





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