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newbie trying to find out external IP address

#1 Post by pythonprogram » 2023-12-07 10:48

I have someone that is trying to send me daily updates and they need my external IP address in order to log into my filezilla server and drop the file. I gave them my local IP address but they said that they need my external IP address. I watched the filezilla tutorial and went into filezilla app -edit - settings-active mode- and checked "Get external IP address from the following URL. I then unchecked the Don't Use external IP address on local connections and hit OK. I am now trying to find out my external IP address so that I can send it to the company and they can give me their file. Please help as I really need to get this done. I went through the Network Configuration Guide and I tried to find out how to obtain or get this information but I had no luck. I also checked the forums but cannot seem to grasp this issue since I am so new to this.

You and your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: newbie trying to find out external IP address

#2 Post by boco » 2023-12-07 17:52

You can look it up in your router. Alternatively, use your favorite web search engine and enter "what is my ip". There are dozens of services offering exactly that. I cannot link to one directly because of our policies.

Recommendation is to start using a dynamic DNS service (there are free ones). Following their instructions correctly, you will get a URL always pointing to your server's public IP automatically, no need to look up anything.
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Re: newbie trying to find out external IP address

#3 Post by pythonprogram » 2023-12-10 08:26

@ boco

Thanks for the reply and I appreciate you.

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