I monitored the HTTP headers of the requests that are forwarded to Nginx by the load balancer using tcpdump, and I can clearly see that the remote IP is added to the headers as a new header "REMOTE ADDR:", still use $http_x_forwarded_for it?
From: Abhishek Singh <abhi...@gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:06:18 PM
Subject: Re: nginx not setting REMOTE_ADDR properly?
Use "$http_x_forwarded_for" to log client real ip address.
On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 8:22 AM, Mohammad Kolahdouzan <moha...@yahoo.com> wrote:
My nginx is getting requests through a (NetScaler) load balancer, and $remote_addr is returning the load balancer's IP and not the real user's IP (which the load balancer sets as REMOTE_ADDR in the header). Any other attribute I should use to get the real user's IP?