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From Mark Montague <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Reverse Proxy Question
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:05:05 GMT
  On March 14, 2011 15:29 , Jeff Poling <>  wrote:
> We have a web server that is behind an apache server that uses 
> mod_proxy in a reverse proxy configuration.  There is a business 
> requirement that the backend application see the actual client IP 
> address, not the proxy IP.  Is there a configuration setting to allow 
> that?

The backend will always see the client IP address, which is passed to 
the backend in the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header.  See

This only applies if the backend is using HTTP to talk to the proxy.  If 
the backend is using some other protocol, let us know what it is.

   Mark Montague

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