nginx not setting REMOTE_ADDR properly?

Igor Sysoev is at
Thu Mar 5 18:29:13 MSK 2009

On Wed, Mar 04, 2009 at 06:52:50PM -0800, Mohammad Kolahdouzan wrote:

> My nginx is getting requests through a (NetScaler) load balancer, and $remote_addr is returning the load balancer's IP and not the real user's IP (which the load balancer sets as REMOTE_ADDR in the header). Any other attribute I should use to get the real user's IP?

You should use $http_remote_addr and set:

  server {
      underscores_in_headers  on;

Igor Sysoev

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