Ron Johnson wrote:
On Sat, 2005-01-29 at 16:58 +0100, Hamster wrote:On Sat, 29 Jan 2005 09:50:02 -0600 Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:What does dyndns.org have to do with this? All he said is, "dynamic IP-adress", not, "I use dyndns.org."It's just a facility they provide. It's a php script that returns your current IP. It's got nothing to do with whether or not you USE dyndns, it's just a facility they provide.Well, ok, but why look elsewhere when the same information is already on your own computer?
Because many of us live behind NAT. Thus, this information is not already on the computer. $ /sbin/ifconfig eth0 | grep 'inet addr' inet addr:192.168.2.3 Bcast:192.168.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 $ lynx -dump http://checkip.dyndns.org Current IP Address: 188.8.131.52 The 192.168 is non-routable and, as you well know, useless for anything outside of my private subnet. I figured since the OP mentioned using a P2P client to retrieve his IP address, he wanted the publicly routable address. -Roberto -- Roberto Sanchez http://familiasanchez.net/~sanchezr
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