get-request-ip

1.0.1 • Public • Published

get-request-ip

A small, configurable module to get a request's IP address.

Code Example

const getRequestIP = require( 'get-request-ip' );
 
// get the ip address, respecting the following headers if they
// are set:
//      x-client-ip
//      x-forwarded-for
//      x-real-ip
//      x-cluster-client-ip
//      x-forwarded
//      forwarded-for
//      fowarded
 
server.get( '/defaults', ( request, response ) => {
    const ip = getRequestIP( request );
 
    console.log( `REQUEST FROM IP: ${ip}` );
 
    response.send( {
        ok: true
    } );
} );
 
// or you can configure only the headers you want to respect
server.get( '/custom', ( request, response ) => {
    const ip = getRequestIP( request, {
        headers: [
            'x-custom-ip-header'
        ]
    } );
 
    console.log( `REQUEST FROM IP: ${ip}` );
 
    response.send( {
        ok: true
    } );
} );
 
// or you can ignore all headers and only try to read from the request's connection
server.get( '/no_headers', ( request, response ) => {
    const ip = getRequestIP( request, {
        headers: []
    } );
 
    console.log( `REQUEST FROM IP: ${ip}` );
 
    response.send( {
        ok: true
    } );
} );

Motivation

There are a handful of implementations out there for getting the IP address that a request came from. I haven't seen one that is both configurable and tested. This module aims to fulfill both those requirements.

Installation

npm install --save get-request-ip

Options Reference

headers

An array of headers to trust for determining the source IP. Default:

[
    'x-client-ip',
    'x-forwarded-for',
    'x-real-ip',
    'x-cluster-client-ip',
    'x-forwarded',
    'forwarded-for',
    'fowarded'
]

Be wary of this setting. It is very liberal by default, which could allow a malicious actor to spoof an IP . This liberal setup assumes that you have set up your app behind a sane proxy. If you'd like to lock this down, it's an easy configuration change:

server.get( '/locked_down', ( request, response ) => {
    const ip = getRequestIP( request, {
        headers: []
    } );
    
    ...
} );

Tests

npm run test

Contributing

Contributions are encouraged and appreciated. To make the process as quick and painless as possible for everyone involved, here's a checklist that will make a pull request easily accepted:

  1. Implement your new feature or bugfix
  2. Add or update tests to ensure coverage
  3. Ensure your code passes jshint according to the jshintConfig in package.json
  4. Ensure your code is formatted according to the .jsbeautifyrc
  5. Submit

License

MIT

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npm i get-request-ip

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1.0.1

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