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From Graham Leggett <>
Subject Re: client_ip vs remote_ip
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:29:40 GMT
On 23 Nov 2011, at 8:22 PM, Nick Kew wrote:

>> This has the additional advantage of *breaking* existing c->remote_ip
>> references and forcing the module author to choose which they mean  
>> for
>> their purposes (most would refer to the authenticated address).

This makes more sense to me, +1.

> An interesting take on it!
> But use of remote_ip and remote_addr goes further than that.
> Changing their semantics in CGI (and its imitators from PHP to
> mod_rewrite) would *silently* break apps, so a firm -1 to that.
> And divorcing conn->remote_ip from the CGI/etc gets fearsomely
> confusing!

There is no option to silently break any app, the only way to get this  
functionality is for the administrator to actively enable a module  
like mod_remoteip (or similar module depending on your needs). In the  
word of load balancers, this behaviour is already well understood and  


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