October 8, 2005

New Web Tool: What IP?

I've uploaded a new web tool to RomSteady.net. "What IP?" tells you what external IP address is being reported for your machine.

Given how often I need to know what IP address I'm coming from, I'm amazed something like this hasn't popped up before...

Update 10/10/05, 1:53pm: After viewing some of the alternatives listed in the comments, I've decided to keep the tool up. It's still one of the smallest pages (byte-wise after total load) out of the multitudes out there, and one that doesn't use pop-up, pop-under or Flash-overlay ads to subsidize it.

That being said, I want to make it more useful, so I'm going to put up an XML Web Service API for it tonight that will let you retrieve all of that information from a client application. I'm also going to add in some components that are currently missing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, there's been http://www.whatismyip.com/ for at least a couple of years now... (used it when I first set up a vnc server at home)

Drogo said...

^^ That wasn't supposed to be anonymous

Derick Bailey said...

Not sure how you missed these... been around for years:

whatismyip.com
whatismyipaddress.com
showmyip.com
myipaddress.com
hostip.com
ipchicken.com

etc.etc.etc.

http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=deskbar&q=what+my+ip

Michael Russell said...

Post updated to reflect above information.