Can someone tell me a command that will find my external ip for a freebsd 10 system.

  • What do you mean with external IP? Is your system connected to the internet directly without ppp or a router? – Anthon Dec 24 '14 at 19:09

Personally, I use wtfismyip.com which returns pure text and does not need parsing:

$ wget -qO - http://wtfismyip.com/text

User Steve Wills pointed out in a comment that the command fetch is installed by default on FreeBSD so it might be a better choice instead of wget.

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    The fetch command is part of the OS, unlike wget, so it's always there, might be better to use it. – Steve Wills Jan 5 '15 at 2:36
  • fetch -q http://wtfismyip.com/text ; cat ./text; – user77115 Oct 16 '18 at 11:48

Try from the CLI

 wget checkip.dyndns.org:80 -O - -o /dev/null | cut -d" " -f6 | sed 's/<\/body><\/html>//'


 wget -O - -o /dev/null | cut -d" " -f6 | sed 's/<\/body><\/html>//'

if you do not wish to call the DNSs.

You can always load the following URL, www.whatismyipaddress.com in your browser; this is but one of many different sites returning your IP, among them is also speedtest.net.

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