How do I get all real ip?

Hi all

My set up is a domain name with DO handling DNS, DO load balancer and droplets running nginx. How do I get real ip from the traffic from the load balancer and the traffic directly to my droplet?


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Added this to nginx.conf

real_ip_header x-forwarded-for;

And now I see the correct addresses :D

But will this also reveal the requests directly to my droplet? I need both.

Matt Cowley
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November 29, 2019

Hi there,

If traffic comes to your Droplet through a DigitalOcean load balancer, the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header will be set, revealing the true origin of the request.

You can find out more in our Load Balancer docs:

Hope that helps! - Matt.

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