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Apache2/PHP configuration problem: $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] fails

Discussion in 'Apache' started by ShadowSplicer, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. #1
    Hello all,

    I've recently been getting into PHP to build a website for a Minecraft server I'm running. I've been understanding most of the code, and it's been working well from the snippets of info I get off of various sites... until this.

    I'm building a MySQL database to store unique IP addresses, along with referrer and browser. After these variables are defined, the information is sent via PHP to my server. I was able to get these working:
    But when I try to get a user's IP address, I always get, no matter what I try.

    Some general questions hopefully answered:
    1: I'm testing it externally, this is irrelevant to my local address.
    2: My local address is a static, so I'm absolutely sure it's not a local address mixup.
    3: My local IP is set static by my router, and I have dyndns port forwarding to my external IP, which is also static.
    4: I have the MySQL query working properly, it is not causing trouble.
    5: I understand PHP and a bit of Apache, but code still needs explaining.
    6: I have searched for weeks on how this works, and have tinkered with my code the entire time.
    7: I'm assuming it's a problem with my Apache setup, but I am unclear on how to check/fix this.

    From phpinfo()
    PHP Version 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.2
    System     Linux LinuxSplicer 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64
    Build Date     Jun 13 2012 17:02:21
    Server API     Apache 2.0 Handler
    Virtual Directory Support     disabled
    Configuration File (php.ini) Path     /etc/php5/apache2
    Loaded Configuration File     /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
    Scan this dir for additional .ini files     /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d
    Additional .ini files parsed     /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/pdo.ini, /etc/php5/apache2/conf.d/pdo_mysql.ini
    PHP API     20090626
    PHP Extension     20090626
    Zend Extension     220090626
    Zend Extension Build     API220090626,NTS
    PHP Extension Build     API20090626,NTS
    Debug Build     no
    Thread Safety     disabled
    Zend Memory Manager     enabled
    Zend Multibyte Support     disabled
    IPv6 Support     enabled
    Registered PHP Streams     https, ftps, compress.zlib, compress.bzip2, php, file, glob, data, http, ftp, phar, zip
    Registered Stream Socket Transports     tcp, udp, unix, udg, ssl, sslv3, tls
    Registered Stream Filters     zlib.*, bzip2.*, convert.iconv.*, string.rot13, string.toupper, string.tolower, string.strip_tags, convert.*, consumed, dechunk
    PHP Credits
    Apache Version     Apache
    Apache API Version     20051115
    Server Administrator     [I]removed[/I]
    User/Group     apache(1002)/1002
    Max Requests     Per Child: 10000 - Keep Alive: on - Max Per Connection: 100
    Timeouts     Connection: 300 - Keep-Alive: 5
    Virtual Server     Yes
    Server Root     /etc/apache2
    Loaded Modules     core mod_log_config mod_logio itk http_core mod_so mod_rpaf-2 mod_alias mod_auth_basic mod_authn_file mod_authz_default mod_authz_groupfile mod_authz_host mod_authz_user mod_autoindex mod_cgi mod_deflate mod_dir mod_env mod_geoip mod_mime mod_negotiation mod_php5 mod_reqtimeout mod_setenvif mod_status
    Directive    Local Value    Master Value
    engine    1    1
    last_modified    0    0
    xbithack    0    0
    Apache Environment
    Variable    Value
    HTTP_HOST     vanwa-arda-server.dyndns.org
    HTTP_USER_AGENT     Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
    HTTP_ACCEPT     text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
    HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE     en-us,en;q=0.5
    HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING     gzip, deflate
    HTTP_CONNECTION     keep-alive
    HTTP_REFERER     http://vanwa-arda-server.dyndns.org/index.php
    PATH     /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
    SERVER_SIGNATURE     <address>Apache Server at vanwa-arda-server.dyndns.org Port 80</address>
    SERVER_SOFTWARE     Apache
    SERVER_NAME     vanwa-arda-server.dyndns.org
    SERVER_PORT     80
    DOCUMENT_ROOT     /var/www
    SERVER_ADMIN     [I]removed[/I]
    SCRIPT_FILENAME     /var/www/map.php
    REMOTE_PORT     60477
    QUERY_STRING     no value
    REQUEST_URI     /map.php
    SCRIPT_NAME     /map.php
    HTTP Headers Information
    HTTP Request Headers
    HTTP Request     GET /map.php HTTP/1.1
    Host     vanwa-arda-server.dyndns.org
    User-Agent     Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:14.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/14.0.1
    Accept     text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8
    Accept-Language     en-us,en;q=0.5
    Accept-Encoding     gzip, deflate
    Connection     keep-alive
    Referer     http://vanwa-arda-server.dyndns.org/index.php
    HTTP Response Headers
    X-Powered-By     PHP/5.3.10-1ubuntu3.2
    Vary     Accept-Encoding
    Content-Encoding     gzip
    Code (markup):

    The code inside of a page included as a template for all other pages:
    $DATE=date("j F Y g:ia"); 
    mysql_connect("removed", "removed", "removed") or die(mysql_error()); 
    mysql_query("INSERT INTO removed
    Overall, my question is... WHAT am I doing WRONG?
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2012
    ShadowSplicer, Oct 23, 2012 IP
  2. ShadowSplicer

    ShadowSplicer Peon

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    I might add that the MySQL IP column in the table is a unique key, to avoid counting an IP more than once. In case somebody points that out :rolleyes:
    ShadowSplicer, Oct 23, 2012 IP
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    Thanks for all your help, useless forum :(
    ShadowSplicer, Jan 16, 2013 IP