What is my public IP address

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

My co-worker Erick sends me this:

Yea, if you go to ifconfig.me you get all sorts of info from the view of the internet. You can even get the info from command line. For example curl ifconfig.me/ip will give you the public IP address (See the Command Line Interface section from the website).

However do note, that this IP address represents the Internet address for the entire office. If a specific server should only be allowed to access a service, we would have to explicitly give it a separate IP which in turn would represent that server and that server only on the internet.