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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 1:45 pm 
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Hi all,

I've got varnish in front of nginx and everything is working perfectly.
One problem - all IP's in my access logs are

I've configured varnish to pass the client IP via a http header:
sub vcl_recv {
  # Add a unique header containing the client address
  remove req.http.X-Forwarded-For;
  set    req.http.X-Forwarded-For = client.ip;

I see that nginx has a RealIP module but it's not enabled by default (crazy).
The problem I have is that I've installed nginx via apt-get rather than compiling from source.

Do I need to remove nginx and reinstall from source or is there a way to enable real ip from the apt-get packaged version?

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 3:18 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:10 am
Posts: 71
If the module is missing from the package, you will not be able to use it without recompiling or installing from a different source.

For Ubuntu, you can give the 'official' nginx PPA a try:

the nginx-full and nginx-extras packages include the RealIP module. I'd rather evaluate this PPA's packages instead of compiling from source, esp. if you don't have any specific needs.

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