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Authored by: Anonymous on May 06, '01 01:06:07PM

You're right, that will give you the local address. If you're behind a firewall and your address is being translated, the only way I can think of to get your address is to make a request out like you did with wget or a similar utility. That's what many dynamic DNS clients do.

That's assuming you want the external address and it doesn't change. Sometimes firewalls will not give you a 1-to-1 address correlation. The address may change every time you make a connection through the firewall.

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