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Posted on 2010-09-23
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Hello

I am migrating from Apache to Lighttpd. I use following in Apache

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} (.*)
RewriteRule .* - [E=REMOTEA:%1]
RequestHeader set X-Oracle-Cache-User "%{REMOTEA}e"

It actually copies the IP address of the connected user to a CGI Variable X-Oracle-Cache-User.

I want to achieve same thing in Lighttpd and spent many hours but have not succeeded.

I would be really thankful if someone please give me its alternative in Lighttpd.
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by:systemsautomation
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Someone please help.
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by:samri
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I am very-very bad with mod_rewrite, and with lighthttpd, even worst :(

found some links that could be of some help here.

http://redmine.lighttpd.net/wiki/1/MigratingFromApache
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by:systemsautomation
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Thanks Samri

I want to do this


setenv.add-response-header = ( "X-Proxy" => $HTTP["remoteip"] )

But it throws an error.

Please help
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by:samri
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I do not have much knowledge on rewriting to be honest.  hence, info would likely be coming from "googling" :)

What is the error you are getting?
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by:systemsautomation
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Error:

2010-09-25 13:54:36: (configfile.c.907) source: /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf line: 172 pos: 46 parser failed somehow near here: $

I have written following in the config file:
server.modules += ( "mod_setenv" )
setenv.add-response-header = ( "X-Proxy" => $HTTP["remoteip"] )
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by:Rovastar
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I must admit I know very little about lighttpd but I woudl check.

Can you do a simple rewrite rule that take the custom
X-Oracle-Cache-User
and can at least read it.

I know some implementations of rewrites in general you use underscores instead of the dashes.

Then also check what the actual headers are being sent to the server with a packer sniffer to make sure you ave the correct syntax.
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The--Captain earned 500 total points
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I don't think you can directly read from $HTTP; it seems more like a matching tool.  Try creating a variable with the remote ip in it like this http://countergram.com/ip-reporting-script-lua-lighttpd and then use that variable rather than $HTTP[remoteip] in your example.

Cheers,
-Jon
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by:systemsautomation
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I think The--Captain is right. No need to close the question now
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Thanks!  I knew there had to be a way, and a challenge can be nice ;-)

Cheers,
-Jon
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