Nginx as Proxy and IP forwarding

unclepieman nginx-forum at
Fri Mar 26 22:47:45 MSK 2010

Hey Curtis,

Maybe im misunderstanding your request here but within nginx its very easy to attach the x-forwarded-for value and pass it to the next device/upstream.
All you have to do is set the following variable in your proxy configuration file (or per config if you choose to do it seperatly for different upstreams)

proxy_set_header  X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;


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