Asked  8 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   45 times

I am trying to get the client's IP address in Laravel.

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.



Looking at the Laravel API:


Internally, it uses the getClientIps method from the Symfony Request Object:

public function getClientIps()
    $clientIps = array();
    $ip = $this->server->get('REMOTE_ADDR');
    if (!$this->isFromTrustedProxy()) {
        return array($ip);
    if (self::$trustedHeaders[self::HEADER_FORWARDED] && $this->headers->has(self::$trustedHeaders[self::HEADER_FORWARDED])) {
        $forwardedHeader = $this->headers->get(self::$trustedHeaders[self::HEADER_FORWARDED]);
        preg_match_all('{(for)=("?[?)([a-z0-9.:_-/]*)}', $forwardedHeader, $matches);
        $clientIps = $matches[3];
    } elseif (self::$trustedHeaders[self::HEADER_CLIENT_IP] && $this->headers->has(self::$trustedHeaders[self::HEADER_CLIENT_IP])) {
        $clientIps = array_map('trim', explode(',', $this->headers->get(self::$trustedHeaders[self::HEADER_CLIENT_IP])));
    $clientIps[] = $ip; // Complete the IP chain with the IP the request actually came from
    $ip = $clientIps[0]; // Fallback to this when the client IP falls into the range of trusted proxies
    foreach ($clientIps as $key => $clientIp) {
        // Remove port (unfortunately, it does happen)
        if (preg_match('{((?:d+.){3}d+):d+}', $clientIp, $match)) {
            $clientIps[$key] = $clientIp = $match[1];
        if (IpUtils::checkIp($clientIp, self::$trustedProxies)) {
    // Now the IP chain contains only untrusted proxies and the client IP
    return $clientIps ? array_reverse($clientIps) : array($ip);
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

Haven't tried that, but in general array fields you usually write like this: program.*, so maybe something like this will work:

  $validator = Validator::make($request->all(),[
        'program'           => 'required',
        'music_instrument'  => 'required_if:program.*,in:Music'

If it won't work, obviously you can do it also in the other way for example like this:

$rules = ['program' => 'required'];

if (in_array('Music', $request->input('program', []))) {
    $rules['music_instrument'] = 'required';

$validator = Validator::make($request->all(), $rules);
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

I think the easiest way would be creation your own validation rule. It could looks like.

Validator::extend('empty_if', function($attribute, $value, $parameters, IlluminateValidationValidator $validator) {

    $fields = $validator->getData(); //data passed to your validator

    foreach($parameters as $param) {
        $excludeValue = array_get($fields, $param, false);

        if($excludeValue) { //if exclude value is present validation not passed
            return false;

    return true;

And use it

    $this->validate($request, [
    'name'  =>  'required|max:255',
    'url'   =>  'empty_if:route|url',
    'route' =>  'empty_if:url|route',
    'parent_items'=>  'sometimes|required|integer'

P.S. Don't forget to register this in your provider.


Add custom message

1) Add message 2) Add replacer

Validator::replacer('empty_if', function($message, $attribute, $rule, $parameters){
    $replace = [$attribute, $parameters[0]];
    //message is: The field :attribute cannot be filled if :other is also filled
    return  str_replace([':attribute', ':other'], $replace, $message);
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

jQuery can handle JSONP, just pass an url formatted with the callback=? parameter to the $.getJSON method, for example:

$.getJSON("", function(e) {
<script src=""></script>

This example is of a really simple JSONP service implemented on with

If you aren't looking for a cross-domain solution the script can be simplified even more, since you don't need the callback parameter, and you return pure JSON.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

Try this one,

String ipAddress = request.getHeader("X-FORWARDED-FOR");  
if (ipAddress == null) {  
    ipAddress = request.getRemoteAddr();  

reference :

Monday, August 9, 2021
answered 3 Months ago
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