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Check an IP address

Sometimes I come across an unknown IP address. This happens, for example, when I’m reviewing logs and I see that someone or (most probably) something was trying to SSH into the system. Or it was enumerating the URL paths of a web application.

In such scenario I want to have a quick and easy way to check the IP address. I created a command line tool called checkip that does just that. For example, the following IP address definitely looks suspicious: