xampp is showing default gateway instead of showing visit ip

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xampp is showing default gateway instead of showing visit ip

Postby biobeo » 12. February 2015 11:55

I have a xampp server installed in a windows 8.1 cpu which I use as a public server for my clients. Now I have made a request box for my clients to drop some request on it, and I am saving their IP in db while sending data through php. I use this php script to get the clients IP address.

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function get_ip() {

//Just get the headers if we can or else use the SERVER global
if ( function_exists( 'apache_request_headers' ) ) {

    $headers = apache_request_headers();

} else {

    $headers = $_SERVER;


//Get the forwarded IP if it exists
if ( array_key_exists( 'X-Forwarded-For', $headers ) && filter_var( $headers['X-Forwarded-For'], FILTER_VALIDATE_IP, FILTER_FLAG_IPV4 ) ) {

    $the_ip = $headers['X-Forwarded-For'];

} elseif ( array_key_exists( 'HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR', $headers ) && filter_var( $headers['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'], FILTER_VALIDATE_IP, FILTER_FLAG_IPV4 )
) {

    $the_ip = $headers['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'];

} else {

    $the_ip = filter_var( $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], FILTER_VALIDATE_IP, FILTER_FLAG_IPV4 );


return $the_ip;


But XAMPP is showing the machine's default gateway instead of showing the visitor's IP.

How can I fix that?

** Note: The Server is alive and you can access it from anywhere using it's ip. and for some obvious reason I have to use xampp as an online server for my clients to better handle it on windows.
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Re: xampp is showing default gateway instead of showing visi

Postby Altrea » 12. February 2015 20:43

https://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=67782#p232732 wrote:Scope of support

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    XAMPP is not configurated for such environments (default passwords, many activated and probably unnecessary modules, not tweaked for performance, scalability, stability or security). This board does have several entrys about hacked XAMPP installations because of using unprotected XAMPP installations in not supported environments. XAMPP don't want to fit every possible use case and there are other (also free) alternatives for such environments.
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