Random IP Address from Keyboard Maestro into AdGuard

The first question you may ask is, why?
To retort, why not?

AdGuard for Mac is the best Ad/Tracker blocker I’ve used. Among it’s great features is the ability to send a bogus IP address to servers. This helps to obscure your location. It throws of advertising and tracking data. While not foolproof, it works well enough that I have it turned on and change my IP address on a regular basis.

To that end, I made an amusing Keyboard Maestro macro to generate a random IP for somewhere in the world and copy it to the clipboard. All I have to do is paste it into AdGuard and let the confusion ensue.

I could type a random address or increment one of the octets, but where’s the fun in that? This is a job for Keyboard Maestro.

The macro has 3 parts.

It picks the first octet using the RAND function. Since there are reserved addresses, if it happens to pick one of these, a new value is chosen.

It then picks a random value from 20-254 for the next 3 octets.

All octets are combined and copied to the clipboard.

Yes, I know, it’s simple and doesn’t need to be a macro. But, it’s a good example of the IF statements and the RAND function. Plus, look at all the typing I save.

Random IP Address for AdGuard

This works well enough that our DevOps team asked what I was doing in Vietnam.

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