Logic of Client IP collection

At OWOX BI, we ensure the accuracy and reliability of your website visitor data through our refined method of Client IP collection.

Current methodology

Regardless of the network configuration your website visitors are coming through, we consistently collect the Client IP from the first entry in the 'x-forwarded-for' list. This approach is applied uniformly in both scenarios:

  • Without a Proxy Server: When visitors connect directly to your site, the 'x-forwarded-for' header may not be present or only contain a single IP address. In such cases, this IP is considered the Client IP.
  • With a Proxy Server: In environments where visitors are behind a proxy (or multiple proxies), the 'x-forwarded-for' header lists the originating IP address(es) of the client connecting to the proxy, which then forwards the request to your site. By capturing the first entry in this list, we ensure we're identifying the original visitor's IP address, maintaining the integrity of your Geo-Data.



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