[SunHELP] OT: Any way to obtain WAN IP address from a DSL/CABLE modem/router

Andre Blanchard andre at synchronicity.com
Thu Sep 2 10:23:07 CDT 2004


JIC: When you connect your provider assigns an dynamically allocated IP 
address for your internet connection.  This address is displayed in one 
of the browser screens via the firmware of your cable/router.  I wish 
to have that address available through non browser means in order to 
inform others who require access to this host.  I would like to perform 
this check during the boot process.

I was thinking of obtuse ways, like obtaining the URL stream of data 
from my browser (i.e. invoke netscape with and 
capture the output), but I was hoping there is a executable like 
ifconfig that can sniff out this value.

Any help appreciated.



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