IPwhitelist middleware errors

Hello all,

Please pardon me, this is my very first post in here. Ive been tearing my hair out trying to get the IPwhitelist middleware working. Ive searched and I see the previous posts on this and Ive got mine setup properly (i believe) according to the documentation but I am seeing in the logs:

"Rejecting IP : empty IP address" middlewareName=middlewares-internalonly@file middlewareType=IPWhiteLister

Here is my middlewares.yml config

 #Prevent external access
    middlewares-internalonly:
      IpWhiteList:
        sourceRange:
          - "172.168.90.0/24"     #Traefik Network
          - "172.168.91.0/24"     #Socket Proxy Network
          - "172.28.0.0/24"     #Docker LAN Network
          - "10.0.0.0/8"
          - "192.168.128.0/24"
          - "172.16.0.0/12"
          - "10.20.10.0/24"    #Private LAN Addresses
            #- "100.64.0.0/10"     #Tailscale Network

        ipStrategy:
                #depth: 2
          excludedIPs:
            - "103.21.244.0/22"   #Start Cloudflare Proxies
            - "103.22.200.0/22"
            - "103.31.4.0/22"
            - "104.16.0.0/13"
            - "104.24.0.0/14"
            - "108.162.192.0/18"
            - "131.0.72.0/22"
            - "141.101.64.0/18"
            - "162.158.0.0/15"
            - "172.64.0.0/13"
            - "173.245.48.0/20"
            - "188.114.96.0/20"
            - "190.93.240.0/20"
            - "197.234.240.0/22"
            - "198.41.128.0/17"  #End Cloudflare Proxies

and my middlewares-chains.yml

http:
  middlewares:
    chain-no-auth:
      chain:
        middlewares:
                #- middlewares-traefik-bouncer
          - middlewares-rate-limit
          - middlewares-https-redirectscheme
          - middlewares-secure-headers
          - middlewares-compress

    chain-basic-auth:
      chain:
        middlewares:
                #- middlewares-traefik-bouncer
          - middlewares-rate-limit
          - middlewares-https-redirectscheme
          - middlewares-secure-headers
          - middlewares-basic-auth
          - middlewares-compress

    chain-nextcloud:
      chain:
        middlewares:
          - middlewares-rate-limit
          - nextcloud-middlewares-secure-headers
          - nextcloud-redirect

    chain-oauth:
      chain:
        middlewares:
                #- middlewares-traefik-bouncer
          - middlewares-rate-limit
          - middlewares-https-redirectscheme
          - middlewares-secure-headers
          - middlewares-oauth
          - middlewares-compress

     ## Internal Access Only
    chain-internal:
      chain:
        middlewares:
                #- middlewares-rate-limit
          - middlewares-secure-headers
             #- middlewares-robots-noindex
          - middlewares-internalonly

I am using Traefikv2.8. Can anyone help me understand what I'm missing?

Why do you have IPs allowed and forbidden? Shouldn’t you decide for a single strategy?