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Sathish S. (Guest)
on 2009-01-08 15:17
When i try to get the remote address of the system ,its returning only
the proxy server ip or localhost ip address.But i need the service
provider ip address of the system.Is there is any http header
variables,because i used (['REMOTE_ADDR']
works for me . I need the solution for this can you please suggest with
me the solution.

Piyush R. (Guest)
on 2009-01-08 16:47
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You will not get these things from any of those variables. If you are
Apache look for "set X-FORWARDED-FOR". In fact X-FF can be used to get
address for many http servers. More info at
Jonathan R. (Guest)
on 2009-01-08 20:09
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Hmm, I've never had this problem with a Mongrel in front of Rails via
Apache, using the standard Apache mod_proxy reverse proxy setup for
apache and mongrel.

My guess is that that mod_proxy in apache will automatically set
X-FORWARDED-FOR without the need for any special setup beyond the
reverse proxy setup; and that Rails will also automatically use that
x-ff header.  But I've never looked into it, because I didn't need, it
just worked.

If you are not using apache and/or not using Rails, your mileage may
very. What is your environment?


Piyush R. wrote:
>> the proxy server ip or localhost ip address.But i need the service
>> Mongrel-users mailing list
> removed_email_address@domain.invalid

Jonathan R.
Digital Services Software Engineer
The Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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