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Old 10-25-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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loose browser's IP address when using reverse proxy


I'm using Apache 2.0 Windows and proxypass to 'redirect' to appropriate servers. I'm losing the browser's IP address because of this. The browser's IP is being recorded in the access log, but the 'redirected to server' merely reports the IP address of the Apache 2.0 Windows box.

Any work arounds or modifications to config records?

Any one else experience this scenario?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 10-26-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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Any work arounds or modifications to config records?
AFAIK not, that's why it's a proxy, innit?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:29 AM   #3
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unSpawn - not sure what you're trying to say. don't really understand your abbreviations. is there another way that I can do what I'm trying to do? maybe I shouldn't use the reverse proxy. i've got one IP address and 2 web servers. i'm letting Apache handle all static pages and images and the 2nd web server is handling all forms and interactive pages. when the 2nd server gets involved I need to know the browser's IP address - specifically for ecommerce. the credit card people want to know the IP address in case of card fraud.
any help would be appeciated.
 
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Well, the proxy is a kind of "man in the middle", because it handles the connections to client and webservers separately. This means you'll only be able to log client IP's on the proxy itself. If you need to do CC business I'd opt for doing that part of the transaction using SSL.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:04 PM   #5
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that part is definitely being handled SSL - but because Apache has redirected it to another server, I've lost their IP address. could you suggest another way within Apache to handle my scenario.
Thanks in advance.
 
  


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