How to use mod_remoteip to get client IP address when Apache httpd is behind a proxy server or load balancer

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  • We have our Apache httpd web server behind a load balancer. Since the remote address gets changed by that of the balancer, how can we get the actual remote client IP in the logs or configure a Requires ip security directive?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
    • 7+
  • Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL)
    • 2.0+
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS)
    • 3.0+
  • JBoss Core Services (JBCS)
    • 2.4.23+
  • Apache httpd
    • 2.4

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