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

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Fri Sep 3 22:11:13 CDT 2004

Andre Blanchard wrote:
> Hello:
> 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.

If you want to go about it that way, you could fish the IP out of the 
output from wget fairly easily.


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