How to access client ip address in Laravel 5

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It is easy to get a client's IP in PHP by using $_SERVER["REMOTE_ADDR"].

It is working fine in core PHP, but when I use the same thing in Laravel, it returns the server IP instead of the visitor's IP.

I am trying to get the client's IP address in Laravel. How can i do that?
Nov 11, 2020 in Laravel by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

You can use this type of function for getting client IP

public function getClientIPaddress(Request $request) {
    $clientIp = $request->ip();
    return $clientIp;
}

If above solution is not providing accurate IP then you can use this function for getting visitor real IP.

 public function getClientIPaddress(Request $request) {

    if (isset($_SERVER["HTTP_CF_CONNECTING_IP"])) {
        $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] = $_SERVER["HTTP_CF_CONNECTING_IP"];
        $_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'] = $_SERVER["HTTP_CF_CONNECTING_IP"];
    }
    $client  = @$_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP'];
    $forward = @$_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'];
    $remote  = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];

    if(filter_var($client, FILTER_VALIDATE_IP)){
        $clientIp = $client;
    }
    elseif(filter_var($forward, FILTER_VALIDATE_IP)){
        $clientIp = $forward;
    }
    else{
        $clientIp = $remote;
    }

    return $clientIp;
 }

Hope it helps you!!

answered Nov 11, 2020 by Niroj
• 82,680 points

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