Obtaining the public IP of a computer...

William de Smet williamdesmet at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 02:44:22 EST 2011

Hi Paul,

You can use this:
put URL "http://www.whatismyip.com/automation/n09230945.asp" into tMyPublicIP
put tMyPublicIP into fld "IP"



2011/2/9 Paul Dupuis <paul at researchware.com>
> I am looking for ideas/suggestion on how, in live code, to obtain the public IP address of the computer a LiveCode standalone is running on.
> hostName() returns the name of the computer.
> hostNameToAddress(hostName()) return the IP address, such as, but (as in this case) if the system is behind a NAT device, like a typical internet router, all you get a is local address
> DNSservers() can get you the IPs of the computers DNS servers
> I can find no function to get the gateway address - i.e. the address of the router the computer is connected to.
> Is the only approach to go after the real IP is to do so through a shell command? Or is there some clever LiveCode function I am missing?
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> Paul Dupuis
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