Encrypt the $remote_addr in log files

Boris Dolgov boris at dolgov.name
Sat Aug 28 14:47:10 MSD 2010

On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 2:39 PM, Dimitri Roschkowski <dr at rootix.de> wrote:
> Hi, I want to give the user of my websites more privacy. Well – I just need
> the logs for debugging and some statistics. So I don’t need to save the real
> users IP address, but I need some kind of identifier string to separate
> users (like I do with IP addresses now). My idea is to just run md5 on the
> IP address, so I get a unique string for every IP address.
> On the http://wiki.nginx.org/NginxHttpLogModule LogModule page in the Nginx
> Wiki I couldn’t find all variables, I can use in the log files. So is there
> a build in feature to encrypt the IP address or do I have to write my own
> (small) module to get this feature?
You can use built-in perl to hash variables.

Boris Dolgov.

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