httpd-docs mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Luca Toscano <toscano.l...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: mod_remoteip.xml
Date Sat, 06 May 2017 14:09:35 GMT
2017-04-27 13:10 GMT+02:00 Lucien Gentis <lucien.gentis@univ-lorraine.fr>:

>
>
> Le 27/04/2017 à 10:57, Luca Toscano a écrit :
>
>
>
> 2017-04-23 17:16 GMT+02:00 Lucien Gentis <lucien.gentis@univ-lorraine.fr>:
>
>>
>>
>> Le 14/04/2017 à 15:26, Lucien Gentis a écrit :
>>
>> Hello Luca,
>>
>> Apologize for not answering.
>>
>> I come back next week
>>
>> Lucien
>>
>> Le 10/04/2017 à 19:20, Luca Toscano a écrit :
>>
>> Hello Lucien,
>>
>> 2017-04-08 17:28 GMT+02:00 Lucien Gentis <lucien.gentis@univ-lorraine.fr>
>> :
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> Trunk branch : mod_remoteip.xml file, <name>RemoteIPProxyProtocolExceptions</name>
>>> directive :
>>>
>>> "<usage>
>>>      <p>The <directive>RemoteIPProxyProtocol</directive> directive
>>> enables or"
>>>
>>> must probably be replaced by :
>>>
>>> "<usage>
>>>      <p>The <directive>RemoteIPProxyProtocolExceptions</directive>
>>> directive enables or"
>>>
>>
>>
>> I checked the last pending doc changes and the complete diff is:
>>
>> +    <p>The <code class="directive">RemoteIPProxyProtocol</code>
>> directive enables or
>> +    disables the reading and handling of the PROXY protocol connection
>> header.
>> +    Sometimes it is desirable to require clients to provide the PROXY
>> header, but
>> +    permit other clients to connect without it. This directive allows a
>> server
>> +    administrator to configure a single host or CIDR range of hosts that
>> may do
>> +    so. This is generally useful for monitoring and administrative
>> traffic to a
>> +    virtual host direct to the server behind the upstream load
>> balancer.</p>
>> +
>>
>> It may need to be explained a bit better but IIUC the paragraph is saying
>> that since RemoteIPProxyProtocol is a on/off switch,
>> RemoteIPProxyProtocolExceptions can be used to fine tune exceptions.
>>
>>
>> OK, it's actually referencing RemoteIPProxyProtocol directive.
>>
>>
>>
>>> Same file : I'm not quite sure to understand the phrase "This is
>>> generally useful for monitoring and administrative
>>>     traffic to a virtual host direct to the server behind the upstream
>>> load
>>>     balancer."
>>>
>>
>> Definitely not clear, need a bit of rework. Do you have something in mind
>> to fix it?
>>
>>
>> As far as I understand it, this directive allows to know client real IP
>> address, and so better analyse a connection stream ; so, this phrase could
>> be : "This is generally useful for monitoring network stream between
>> clients and backend servers situated behind a load balancer"
>>
>
> After reading https://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_remoteip.html#
> remoteipproxyprotocolexceptions again I think that the sentence should be
> removed, since it is well explained by what comes before it :)
>
> Luca
>
>
> Perhaps Daniel Ruggeri could clarify that ?
>

Removed the sentence in http://svn.apache.org/r1794142, I'll wait a bit
before backporting to 2.4.x to see if anybody will chime in.

Luca

Mime
View raw message