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C#: Getting a user IP behind a proxy (HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR)

by George Kosmidis / Published 9 years and 5 months ago, modified 2 years and 4 months ago

Did you know that HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR can return multiple IPs? According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Forwarded-For the format is:

X-Forwarded-For: client, proxy1, proxy2

So you just need:


public static string GetUserIP()
{
    var ip = String.IsNullOrWhiteSpace( HttpContent.Current.Request.ServerVariables["HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR"] ) 
	     ? HttpContext.Current.Request.ServerVariables["HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR"]
	     : HttpContext.Current.Request.ServerVariables["REMOTE_ADDR"];

    if (ip.Contains(",")) {
		ip = ip.Split(',').First().Trim();
	}
    return ip;
}

Simple as that!

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