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IP Address Service

The IP Address service contains methods for performing actions on IP Addresses. Example call:

$ip_address = ee('IpAddress')->anonymize($ip_address);

IP Address Service Methods


Anonymizes an IPv4 or IPv6 IP Address by using a subnet mask of or ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:0000:0000:0000:0000 respectively. Useful for when you need to remove the specificity of an IP address but still retain general geographic information.

Parameter Type Description
$address String IP address that must be anonymized
Returns String The anonymized IP address. Returns an empty string when the IP address