[EP-tech] x-forwarded ip in access table

Matthew Brady Matthew.Brady at usq.edu.au
Thu Jul 4 08:16:41 BST 2013


We have just moved our server and needed to modify the apache .conf files to use X-Forwarded-For, so we get the correct IP's into the access and error logs.  This is all working correctly.

The collection of ip's in the access table was not handling the x-forward header info.

Fixed it by editing this file, perl_lib/EPrints/Apache/LogHandler.pm, and adding extra code to pick up the header info and fall back to regular ip if not defined.

sub _generic
       my( $r, $epdata ) = @_;

       my $c = $r->connection;
       my $ip = $c->remote_ip;

+      my $ip_XForward = $r->headers_in->{ "X-Forwarded-For" };
+      if (defined $ip_XForward)
+      {
+             $ip = $ip_XForward;
+      }

       $epdata->{datestamp} = EPrints::Time::get_iso_timestamp( $r->request_time );
       $epdata->{requester_id} = $ip;
       $epdata->{referring_entity_id} = $r->headers_in->{ "Referer" };
       $epdata->{requester_user_agent} = $r->headers_in->{ "User-Agent" };

       # Sanity check referring URL (don't store non-HTTP referrals)
       if( !$epdata->{referring_entity_id} || $epdata->{referring_entity_id} !~ /^https?:/ )
              $epdata->{referring_entity_id} = '';

       return $epdata;



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