Toji Toji - 6 months ago 46
Node.js Question

Get the client's IP address in socket.io

When using socket.IO in a Node.js server, is there an easy way to get the IP address of an incoming connection? I know you can get it from a standard HTTP connection, but socket.io is a bit of a different beast.

Answer

Okay, as of 0.7.7 this is available, but not in the manner that lubar describes. I ended up needing to parse through some commit logs on git hub to figure this one out, but the following code does actually work for me now:

var io = require('socket.io').listen(server);

io.sockets.on('connection', function (socket) {
  var address = socket.handshake.address;
  console.log('New connection from ' + address.address + ':' + address.port);
});