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HttpServletRequest getRemoteAddr() has strange results

 
Mike Firkser
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I have the development environment for a J2EE web app on my machine. On the login servlet I have a call to get the IP of the user using . Using the Chrome Browser, I have no problem, it returns a nice IP Address. However, using IE, Firefox, or Safari, I get a value like this: fe80:0:0:0:80f1:b54b:7e02:e24 - This only happens when I access the app from my local machine. A co-worker tried to access the application on my machine, and it worked fine, but he had the same problem in his own environment.

Has anybody seen anything like this. This is causing problems because without this particular part of code working, I can't test in IE, Firefox, or Safari, only Chrome.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Mike
 
Tim Moores
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That's an IP6 address, whereas the "nice looking" one is likely an IP4 address.
 
Mike Firkser
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Thanks.

It looks like we'll need to change our database to accept the larger IP values. Oh, the cost of progress.
 
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