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Source IP in Apache logs

If your server is under a load balancer, you might see HTTP requests coming from the Load Balancer’s IP instead of the actual visitor. Generally, load balancers are “recording” the original source IP in the X-Forwarded-For header. This means that this is the header that we need to log in our Apache logs to get the information that we want.

Here how to make this happen:


Source: https://community.rackspace.com/products/f/25/t/211