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Getting Correct Client IP Address in Laravel Application on DigitalOcean App Platform

Hi DigitalOcean Community,

I’m currently running a Laravel application on DigitalOcean’s App Platform and I’m encountering an issue with retrieving the correct client IP address. I’ve noticed that when using Laravel’s Request::ip() method, the server is consistently returning 10.244.6.1 as the IP address, which seems to be an internal IP address.

  public function welcome(Request $request)
    {
        $ip = $request->ip();
        return view('welcome',[
            'ip' => $ip
        ]);
    }

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This is the IP of cloudflare maybe you should check the list of ips and grab the right one have a look at https://laravel.com/docs/11.x/requests#request-ip-address as Digital Ocean App platform is using cloudflare as a proxy you’ll get

$ipAddresses = $request->ips();

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