[GTALUG] Getting external IP

Don Tai dontai.canada at gmail.com
Sat Jan 27 15:03:56 EST 2018

I have wanted to know how to do this but never had the reason. My first
inclination is to write a shell script in a loop. You can control the
timing and save results to a file if necessary. Here's the command that
seems to work


dig +short myip.opendns.com @resolver1.opendns.com

It seems to work. I usually check my ip using a google search. For a
faster response you could find the RoBeUs dns server.

Post up your script if you write one.


On 27 January 2018 at 14:46, William Park via talk <talk at gtalug.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently switched to CarryTel, and I'm getting disconnected quite often.
> So, I want to monitor my external IP, every minute.  For this, I usually
> use <http://myexternalip.com/raw>, but it has rate limit.
> What site do you use to get your external IP?  I want to round-robin
> through these.  Google gives you this when you search "what is my ip",
> but it's difficult to dig it out.  Simpler, the better.
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> William Park <opengeometry at yahoo.ca>
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