Mongrel handler


#1

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’]
,[‘SERVER_NAME’],[‘REMOTE_HOST’],[‘SERVER_PORT’],[‘HTTP_HOST’]) nothing
works for me . I need the solution for this can you please suggest with
me the solution.

thanks,


#2

You will not get these things from any of those variables. If you are
using
Apache look for “set X-FORWARDED-FOR”. In fact X-FF can be used to get
ip
address for many http servers. More info at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Forwarded-For


#3

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?

Jonathan

Piyush R. wrote:

the proxy server ip or localhost ip address.But i need the service
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Jonathan R.
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