This module will extract the client's "real" IP from X-Forwarded-For header which is added by Squid or other proxies. It might be useful for servers behind reverse proxy servers.
Sets headers to search for finding the originl addresses.
Default: empty, results in searching for "X-Forwarded-For" and "Forwarded-For"
Example (for use with a Zeus ZXTM loadbalancer):
extforward.headers = ("X-Cluster-Client-Ip")
Sets trust level of proxy IP's.
Example of usage:
extforward.forwarder = ("10.0.0.232" => "trust")
will translate ip addresses coming from 10.0.0.232 to real ip addresses extracted from X-Forwarded-For (or whatever is specified in extforward.headers) HTTP request header.
The effect of this module is variable on $HTTP["remoteip"] directives and other module's remote ip dependent actions.
Things done by modules before we change the remoteip or after we reset it will match on the proxy's IP.
Things done in between these two moments will match on the real client's IP.
The moment things are done by a module depends on in which hook it does things and within the same hook
on whether they are before/after us in the module loading order
(order in the server.modules directive in the config file).
mod_access: Will match on the real client.
mod_accesslog: In order to see the "real" ip address in access log, you'll have to load mod_extforward after mod_accesslog, like this:
server.modules = ( ..... "mod_accesslog", "mod_extforward" )
Trust proxy 10.0.0.232 and 10.0.0.233
extforward.forwarder = ( "10.0.0.232" => "trust", "10.0.0.233" => "trust" )
Trust all proxies (NOT RECOMMENDED!)
extforward.forwarder = ( "all" => "trust")
Note that "all" has precedence over specific entries, so "all except" setups will not work.
Using $HTTP["scheme"] rules¶
If you are running lighttpd behind a reverse proxy (such as haproxy) to provide HTTPS termination, you may want to configure lighttpd rules which act on $HTTP["scheme"] == "https" etc
As of lighttpd 1.4.40, mod_extforward is able to detect the scheme from the front proxy, allowing you to use scheme based conditional rules in lighttpd.conf
In order to do this, extforward.headers MUST be set (and match a corresponding HTTP request header), aswell as the proxy being "trusted" via extforward.forwarder
mod_extforward is included in lighttpd 1.4.14 and later,