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[EP-tech] Finding remote IP
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In the 3.3.16 codebase we use, there is a section within the security.pl file, to allow decisions to be made based on where the request comes from.. which has been in place for 10+ years,
my $ip = $r->connection()->remote_ip();
Changes within our systems space (proxies, load balancers et. al.), now see this call returning the wrong IP. Not getting the actual requester machine IP, but an intermediatory.
The curious thing is, the Apache access logs, and the details stored via LogHandler.pm (details stored in db access table), have the correct IP.
It uses the following two lines to get the ip....
my $doc = $r->pnotes( "document" );
my $ip = $doc->repository->remote_ip;
Just wondering if anyone with understanding of the perl magic that's going on, can foresee problems using the LogHandler code within the security.pl.
Testing so far shows it produces the correct results for whitelisting etc, within the security.pl logic.
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