[SunHELP] OT: Any way to obtain WAN IP address from a DSL/CABLE modem/router
ssandau at gwi.net
Fri Sep 3 22:11:13 CDT 2004
Andre Blanchard wrote:
> 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 http://192.168.1.1 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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