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From "Abernathy, Don" <>
Subject [users@httpd] Questions on getting Remote Address of client via Apache
Date Sun, 20 Mar 2016 13:15:07 GMT
We are running Apache behind an F5 fronting JAVA Container (WebSphere) and the JAVA code makes
an HttpServletRequest.getRemoteAddr() request to get IP.
The IP I am told is the one that the CGI REMOTE_ADDR server parameter of Apache provides,
but when I try to log that value to see what it is, I get null.
I am under the impression that there is no setting to turn on, but that it should work.
I will note that the Apache I am running is the IBM Version, known as IBM Http Server.

I have asked the my team to look at using X-Forwarded-User, but how would I set it up so that
the query for IP returns that, or do we ask the JAVA Developer to change the
Code to support checking for X-Forwarded-User, NOT getRemoteAddr?


Don Abernathy
Group Manager- Web Services
MFS Investment Management
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