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Old 23 Oct 2008, 21:33
richgrech richgrech is offline
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vbulletin and squid + proxy headers

Hi there -

We are using squid as a reverse proxy and this causes obvious issues when a user locks themselves out because all requests come from the same server.

Squid is sending x-forwarded for but someone familiar with squid said i need to configure vbulletin to trust these headers from the proxy...that by default it does not. However, I can't find anything in the manual that references this (at least by using search).

I am running the latest version of vbulletin.

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Old 24 Oct 2008, 10:50
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
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You must make sure that the proxy server forwards the original IP address and not all connection are made with the IP of the proxy server.
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Old 24 Oct 2008, 16:08
richgrech richgrech is offline
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My proxy server is forwarding the original IP address - it doesn't look like vbulletin is recognizing this.

--------------- Added 24 Oct 2008 at 20:46 ---------------

I wound up modifying this line in class_core.php.

$alt_ip = $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'];

in order to force the alt_ip as the http_x_forwarded_for address.

For some reason the default conditional logic did not seem to be getting the job done.

Last edited by richgrech; 24 Oct 2008 at 20:46. Reason: Auto-Merged DoublePost
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