I needed to record the IP address of the user as well as the admin for every action completed. And, this IP must show with each log entry. So, I used
user_ip=request.META["REMOTE_ADDR"]). But, this did not work on the server. The IP was getting recorded as 127.0.0.1. Why so? The information I got from the webfaction support was that
REMOTE_ADDR is 127.0.0.1 because requests for your site are proxied through our front-end web server, which of course is on the local host.If you want the original IP of the request, then use request.META['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'].