Howto Check you external IP Address from the command line
For this, you need the packages wget, grep and sed so make sure you have them by checking for them in Synaptic or running the following in a terminal
sudo apt-get install wget grep sed
Then, as long as whatismyip.com prints out the IP-Address in the HTML page title, you can use this.
Create shell script
Insert the following lines into the file
echo Your external IP Address is:
wget http://Www.whatismyip.com -O - -o /dev/null | grep '<TITLE>' | sed -r 's/<TITLE>WhatIsMyIP\.com \- //g' | sed -r 's/<\/TITLE>//g'
Save and exit the file
Now you need to change the permissions using the following command
chmod u+x bin/whatismyip.sh
Now you can check your external IP Address by running