Finding IP address of localhost via socket API (or other API)
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Wed Aug 6 01:09:19 CEST 2008
David York wrote:
> How do I find out my machine's IP address as visible to the outside world?
> Thanks a lot.
Most modern routers home routers support the IGD part of UPnP
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Gateway_Device_Protocol). You can
use an UPnP client software to query the router for its WAN IP,
connection state and upload / download speed. You may even be able to
modify the port forwarding rules with UPnP. I suggest Miniupnpc, because
it has nice Python bindungs.
Another option is dyndns.org. You can register a new DDNS host, update
it with a DDNS client and then query the IP with socket.gethostbyname().
Most modern routers have a builtin DDNS client, too.
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