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From William A Rowe Jr <>
Subject Re: An ask for eyes on proposal
Date Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:02:13 GMT
Based on the fact that Jim's advanced this for consideration for 2.4.28,
any further feedback on the following proposal to make RemoteIPProxyProtocol
directive into a whitelist (to compliment the current blacklist directive)? E.g.
in the spirit of the protocol, assign specific remote ip consumers to the list
of those where we accept PROXY protocol wrapping?

On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 8:29 AM, William A Rowe Jr <> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 9, 2017 at 4:17 AM, Sander Hoentjen <> wrote:
>> On 06/08/2017 07:30 PM, Daniel Ruggeri wrote:
>>> Hi, all;
>>> With the proposal to T&R set for Monday, I wanted to draw attention to
>>> the PROXY protocol proposal in STATUS. Just hoping for a quick review.
>>> I know it appears to be a large change, but as I worked through the
>>> feedback, ten of the commits effectively got coded out. What we are
>>> left with is essentially just the donated code + safety around IPv6 +
>>> the ability to designate subnets that do not get PROXY processing.
>> [...] I still believe it would be better to specify enabling
>> Proxy Protocol on a server, not vhost level. Because well, once you
>> enable it in one vhost it gets enabled for all vhosts using that port/ip
>> combination.
>> Here is what I said before about it:
>> Right now the patch proposes RemoteIPProxyProtocol inside a vhost config, but wouldn't
it be better (since it is connection-specific) to have something like a ProxyProtocolListen
directive? Where you say instead of:
>> ------
>> <VirtualHost>
>> RemoteIPProxyProtocol On
>> </VirtualHost>
>> ------
>> Something like:
>> ------
>> ProxyProtocolListen
>> or
>> ProxyProtocolEnable
>> ------
>> IMHO this is much cleaner than within a vhost (because that has side-effects on other
vhosts as well)
> As this lives in mod_remoteip (for better or worse) let's look at what
> context mod_remoteip is configured in; we set up a list of those local
> or global *client* IP's which we trust to provide legit x-f-f (or remote-ip
> or otherly named) true IP address header fields.
> in the PROXY protocol case, we configure which *client* IP's which
> we *require* to submit a PROXY protocol line. Right now, we do that
> as a RemoteIPProxyProtocolExceptions list of those which we do *not*
> allow to submit a PROXY protocol line. I proposed we make the config
> simpler, in theory, by listing those we will trust.
> To your example, the *global* config line;
> RemoteIPProxyProtocol  [or]
> would configure all locally routed *client* requests, irrespective of
> which by-IP vhost, to require the PROXY protocol line. Requests
> from other hosts would be denied.
> I think that's sufficient. But if we wanted to implement your basic
> idea, we would still have the complication that we need to infer
> whether 9001 is a http, https, or h2 listener following the PROXY
> line processing. Your proposed syntax didn't really touch on that.
> It is still possible to override behavior by-vhost (ip-based, we are
> unprepared to read the TLS SNI or Host header at that point)
> but I don't see any application to do so. A given client is either
> an haproxy or similar, or it is not.

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