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Discover External IP via Ifconfig.me

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Discover External IP via Ifconfig.me

Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module checks for the public source IP address of the current route to the RHOST by querying the public web application at ifconfig.me. It should be noted this module will register activity on ifconfig.me, which is not affiliated with Metasploit.

Author(s)

  • RageLtMan

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use auxiliary/gather/external_ip
msf auxiliary(external_ip) > show actions
    ...actions...
msf auxiliary(external_ip) > set ACTION < action-name >
msf auxiliary(external_ip) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf auxiliary(external_ip) > run 

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