How To Find External or Wan IP Address Without Browser?


Sometimes I need external IP address of system I am logged on. The general solution is to use browser and search for “what is my address” . And magically google shows the external IP. But if you have no chance to use browser or especially GUI there must be an alternative for this. Here is  a practical solution for this. Using text based browser with simple URL gives the correct answer.

Command Line lynx From echo.net

Use browser named lynx to get ip address from echo.net

$ lynx --dump http://ipecho.net/plain
Command Line lynx From echo.net
Command Line lynx From echo.net

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