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Why Code Fails To Grab User Real IP ?


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The following fails to grab the user's real ip. I testing on my Xamp (localhost). The code is supposed to grab real ip even if user hiding behind proxy. Why not showing my dynamic ip ? I can see my ip on whatismyip.com but that code fails to show it.

I been testing on localhost using Mini Proxy.

function getUserIpAddr() 
        //IP from Shared Internet 
        $ip = $_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP']; 
        //IP from Proxy 
        $ip = $_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR']; 
        $ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; 
    return $ip; 

echo 'User real Ip - '.getUserIpAddr(); 
I get this as output: ::1 What does that output mean ?
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On 6/14/2019 at 2:21 AM, administrator said:

Could be what the proxy is sending out. Or more likely, your code might be just returning a binary - true or false ... or in other words, 1 or 0.

Have you tried this code on a live server?

... Could also be a Xamp issue?


Thank you Stef. I have not tried on a live server. I guess I should do that first!


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