2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 28, 2014 5:07 AM by jonni

    External  IP Address

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      External  IP Address

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      Filemaker's Get(systremIPAddress) only stops at the Wi-Fi router rather than show the router and then the internet IP address. If there is no router than it will gives the Internet IP address. I realize that this is not a Go app problem.

      However, Go apps do provide the external IP address and label it as such noting the Wi-Fi IP also.

      Any chance on getting an additional Get(ExternalIPAddress) or similar?

        • 1. Re: External  IP Address
          TSGal

          Jack Rodgers:

          Thank you for your post.

          I suggest you enter this as a product suggestion into our Feature Requests web form at:

          http://www.filemaker.com/company/contact/feature_request.html

          These web form submissions are monitored and read by our Development and Product Management departments, where they are then discussed and considered for future releases.  Although I could copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are a couple of questions asked that only you can answer.

          TSGal
          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: External  IP Address
            jonni

                 You can easily do this by setting up a script on any web server that will resolve this for you and then parse the results back into your Filemaker solution.

                 Let's say you can run PHP on your web server, then add a small php doc (let's call it userip.php):

                 <?php

                 $uip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];
                  
                 print "$uip";
                 ?>
                  
                 Then use the script step Insert from URL with the address to the php doc in the script step options. Use LeftWords to trim away any trailing spaces or carriage returns and you've got your public IP. If you don't have access to a web server then you can use any available website that displays a public IP like http://easyipaddress.com - you will have a bigger cleaning job stripping the results down.