I am using a 'transparent cache service' which is a
proxy forced on me by my ISP (so they can save
bandwidth). So if you check my IP by the normal
method you will get the cache server (thus multiple
users appear to come from the same IP). However if
you check the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR var in the header
you will see my true IP and thus can limit things
such as polls to one IP.
null || Request.ServerVariables["HTTP_CLIENT_IP"] !=
ispIPAddress = Request.ServerVariables["HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR"];
ispIPAddress = Request.ServerVariables["REMOTE_ADDR"];
Taken from here (I am not an ASP.Net coder).