Often there are times you might want to find the public ip of your Linux server (e.g. if EDI is having issues and you want to confirm your public ip for your VAN for example, or if you are using relay and need to allow one public host to relay your email off).
From the Linux command line, type:
Your public IP will then be displayed, as in the example below:
[root@eclipse ~]# curl icanhazip.com 188.8.131.52