In this article, we will see how to get the IP address of from where we get POST request. It is sometimes important to keep a check on the security parameters. Sometimes you might need to ban some IPs or you might need to check if anyone is sending too many requests from a single IP. Let's see how it can be done easily with a third-party package.
Create a Django project and an app. Setup urls and do some basic stuff like adding app in INSTALLED_APPS.
We will not use any Django forms or models.
First, install the django-ipware package −
pip install django-ipware
You don't need any configuration for this.
Now, go to Templates → home.html and add the following −
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>tut</title> </head> <body> <form method="post" action= '/' enctype="multipart/form-data"> <input type="text" id= "text"/> <input type="submit" value="submit"/> </form> </body> </html>
Here, we simply created a frontend for our form, which will be used to check the IP.
In app's urls.py −
from django.urls import path, include from . import views urlpatterns = [ path('',views.home,name='home'), ]
Here, we rendered our view.
In views.py −
from django.shortcuts import render from ipware import get_client_ip def home(request): if request.method=="POST": # We get ip here client_ip, is_routable = get_client_ip(request) # Client IP is IP address print(client_ip, is_routable) return render(request,'home.html')
Here, in POST request, we use get_client_ip() for seeing from which IP the request is coming, it returns two values.
Keeping the fact in mind that we are using localhost, your output will be −
[23/Aug/2021 13:34:55] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 9999 127.0.0.1 False [23/Aug/2021 13:34:58] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 9999