Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 379
  • Last Modified:

NGINX and IP Addresses

I am currently using NGINX on Ubuntu 10.10 to load balance one of my websites.  I collect  statistical information from each visitor.  My problem is that the vistitors IP address is not being passed through the load balancer.  The load balancer is instead, passing the public IP address of the load balancer.

Is there a way to fix this?
0
deklinm
Asked:
deklinm
1 Solution
 
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
What happens is that your load balancer connects to your webserver.
Now some proxy servers can add a X-Fordarded-for header to the HTTP header.
This should then be used in your web server to add to the logging.
See also:
 http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpProxyModule
 http://wiki.nginx.org/HttpRealIpModule
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Get 10% Off Your First Squarespace Website

Ready to showcase your work, publish content or promote your business online? With Squarespace’s award-winning templates and 24/7 customer service, getting started is simple. Head to Squarespace.com and use offer code ‘EXPERTS’ to get 10% off your first purchase.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now