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What IP does my system use for outbound connections?

If you're trying to figure out what IP your system uses for outbound connections, you can use wget to call this page:

wget --tries=1 -qO -

which should display the IP that connected to it.

If you want to test which IP connects out, when you bind to different local IPs, use the --bind-address option for your local IP , eg:

wget --bind-address= --tries=1 -qO -

where you'd replace with the local IP to bind to (useful for LANs or if you're on a VPS where out connections are routed through a higher power (like a router or master OS)

To check the IP on SSL connections (in case port 443 is being routed differently), test like this:

wget --no-check-certificate --tries=1 -qO -

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