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getting ip address

Bernard Sigmund Gustav
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Joined: Dec 20, 2005
Posts: 170
Hello everyone.

How can I access a computer's ip address or computer name in java or jsp?

I tried getRemoteAddr() but it returns the loopback address and getRemoteHost also returns localhost/or the server name.

i want to get the ip address of the pc trying to access the server and not the address of the server itself

Nathan Pruett

Joined: Oct 18, 2000
Posts: 4121

getRemoteAddr() and getRemoteHost() really should work - to an extent... These calls will return the IP/host of the client, or the last proxy before they hit the web page. Is it possible that there's something that could act as a "proxy" on your server before the client hits the web page?

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