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Drupal install ip reporting problem

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Not sure where to post this. I am using the drupal cms with a multi site install. The watchdog module logs all activity with hostname and action. On my particular install, it is reporting the server's own ip for every action. I am looking for some advice or help in order to fix it so that it reports the ip/host of the person doing the actual action. Any help would be appreciated.
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Drupal uses the REMOTE_ADDR CGI environment variable to determine the "ip/host of the person doing the actual action" ( http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/drupal/drupal/includes/bootstrap.inc , search for "function watchdog"). as a quick google search ( http://www.google.com/search?q=REMOTE_ADDR ) shows, this is not reliable. specifically, it doesn't work when you use a proxy. http://www.php.net/getenv shows ways to work around this.

hope that helps.
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ah, forgot: http://drupal.org/search/node/REMOTE_ADDR should be helpful, too, especially http://drupal.org/node/20471 .
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