syle nginx-forum at
Tue Aug 31 19:08:39 MSD 2010

It is assumed when we use REALIP_MODULE and purposely set REMOTE_ADDR to
real ip of our proxies in front
that this is the real client IP that GEOIP should be using.

proxy of nginx in front of a fastcgi nginx.

Proxy config:
        proxy_set_header        Host            $host;
        proxy_set_header        X-Real-IP       $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header        X-Forwarded-For

Fast cgi config:
real_ip_header     X-Real-IP;
set_real_ip_from  x.x.x.x;
This ends up setting REMOTE_ADDR correctly for Fastcgi nginx server, but
GEOIP parses information for
proxy connecting IP instead giving false information.

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