This may seem odd… but people kept asking for it, so here you go…

On the various programming forums I read, a common question is “how can I find out the IP address of my router”… for whatever reason (and there certainly are a few reasons that I can think of) people were really looking for their IP address on the Internet. In general, the solution was to hit one of a few publically available sites out there that display your IP when you view their web pages and then scrape the IP address back out of the HTML. Simple enough, but I thought I would make it simpler for anyone who needed this solution by creating a quick and simple web service.

This may seem odd… but people kept asking for it, so here you go…

4 Responses

  1. And wouldn’t it be even easier to get a free <a href=”http://www.dyndns.org/“>DynDNS</a> (or similar) account?

    Oliver Sturm February 27, 2005 at 11:28 am #
  2. Oliver, yep… if that is why they need their IP… some folks want it for game ‘lobby’ type applications as well…

    Duncan Mackenzie February 27, 2005 at 3:44 pm #
  3. I’m sure I don’t know much (or anything, even :-)) about this type of application, but are there applications where I can’t type in a computer name instead of a TCP/IP address? If yes, okay, tell the makers to change that. If not… well, a name is always easier to communicate, doesn’t change all the time and the service is ready to use. But maybe I’m missing the point here. Not a problem 🙂

    Oliver Sturm February 27, 2005 at 4:08 pm #
  4. Hi, Your web service for retreiving public Ip is not available… do you knaw another one ?
    Thanks in advance

    Gwen February 21, 2007 at 11:46 am #

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