IP address is showing wrong in whatismyip.com

jaberuae asked 2 years ago

I have a problem my IP address at showmyip.com is different from the one appears at whatismyip.com ???

[COLOR="Red"]PLEASE[/COLOR] someone to help me in this??:confused::confused:

1 Answers
AAA Web Design answered 2 years ago

It is possible that between you and the internet there is a proxy server. A proxy server will request content for you on your behalf, and return it for you. When it does this, the proxy will communicate with the site using its own IP address, but it should include a header "X-Forwarded-For"

I think the difference between the two sites (what ismyip vs showmyip) is that one site is taking into account the "X-Forwarded-For" HTTP header, and the other isnt.

So, the difference is: one of the ips is your proxy server, the other your real address.

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