ipquail now curl friendly
I’ve always liked how the site ifconfig.me (down today it seems) returns JUST the IP address from command line when accessed via CURL. Unfortunately it is not IPv6 enabled. This morning I set out to CLI-enable ipquail.com. The journey is documented in this short commit history.
$ for i in www 4 6; do \ echo -n "curl $i.ipquail.com => " curl $i.ipquail.com done curl www.ipquail.com => 2604:4280:d000:11::5 curl 4.ipquail.com => 18.104.22.168 curl 6.ipquail.com => 2604:4280:d000:11::5
This can be used in scripts as well:
#!/bin/bash IP4=`curl 4.ipquail.com 2>/dev/null` IP6=`curl 6.ipquail.com 2>/dev/null` echo "Your IP Address is $IP4" echo "Your IPv6 Address is $IP6"
I deployed the new files to all Anycast nodes using SaltStack as described in my previous post.
Note: This only works if you are NOT changing the default curl user agent, if you are, you would need to specify curl as your user agent using the -A flag for curl.