Forum: NGINX Forward IP address to proxied server

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Daniel M. (Guest)
on 2008-10-16 04:02
Hi everyone,

I'm using nginx as a reverse proxy for a thttpd server that handles cgi
Everything works ok, except that the server doesn't seem to receive any
visitor info, every IP is interpreted as

This is the config, that I'm using to forward requests:

location ~ \.cgi$ {
  proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
  proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
  proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;

# nginx -V
nginx version: nginx/0.6.31
built by gcc 4.1.2 20070626 (Red Hat 4.1.2-14)
configure arguments: --prefix=/opt/local/nginx
--sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf
--http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --pid-path=/var/run/
--lock-path=/var/lock/subsys/nginx --user=nginx --group=nginx
--with-http_ssl_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_dav_module
mike (Guest)
on 2008-10-16 04:15
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sounds like a thttpd config issue :p

unless thttpd has a way to say that "x-forwarded-for" is the true ip,
you're going to have to modify the app to use that IP etc
Cliff W. (Guest)
on 2009-09-07 12:27
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Wanted to provide a solution to this thread since it still applies:

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