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HttpRealipModule

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Synopsis

This module allows to change the client's IP address to value from request header (e. g. X-Real-IP or X-Forwarded-For).

It is useful if nginx works behind some proxy of L7 load balancer, and the request comes from a local IP, but proxy add request header with client's IP.

This module isn't built by default, enable it with the configure option

--with-http_realip_module

Example:

set_real_ip_from   192.168.1.0/24;
set_real_ip_from   192.168.2.1;
real_ip_header     X-Real-IP;

Directives

set_real_ip_from

Syntax: set_real_ip_from address | CIDR | unix:
Default:
Context: http
server
location
Reference:set_real_ip_from


real_ip_header

Syntax: real_ip_header field | X-Real-IP | X-Forwarded-For
Default: X-Real-IP
Context: http
server
location
Reference:real_ip_header


This directive sets the name of the header used for transferring the replacement IP address.

In case of X-Forwarded-For, this module uses the last ip in the X-Forwarded-For header for replacement.

real_ip_recursive

Syntax: real_ip_recursive on | off
Default: off
Context: http
server
location
Appeared in: 1.3.0
1.2.1
Reference:real_ip_recursive


References

Original Documentation

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