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From François Conil <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] reverse proxy - forward ip
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2006 07:56:23 GMT
allan juul a écrit :
> hello,
> we have on the same machine an apache2 in front (80) of a backend web
> server (8000) in a reverse proxy set up. the backend sees the proxied
> requests from the apache as coming from localhost.
> we are in a situation were we need the backend to see the request coming
> from anything but localhost.
> one approach might be to establish a unique host header on the backend,
> so the apache would forward requests like:
> RewriteRule ^/(.*)$1 [p,l]
> instead of
> RewriteRule ^/(.*) http://localhost:8000/$1 [p,l]
> i just wander if there are an easier / or even another solution to this?
> perhaps forwarding the original client ip somehow.
> thanks
> ./a

Give a try to mod proxy,combined with mod_rpaf and mod_extract_forwarded 
that allows the backend to "see" the forwarded host.

François Conil
Administrateur Systèmes et Réseaux
<Pax> I wish my lawn was emo, so it would cut itself.

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