[Solved]-REMOTE_ADDR not getting sent to Django using nginx & tornado


Try this one:

location / {
    proxy_pass http://frontends;
    proxy_pass_header Server;
    proxy_redirect off;
    proxy_set_header Host $http_host;
    proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
    proxy_set_header X-Scheme $scheme;
    proxy_set_header REMOTE_ADDR $remote_addr;

Just add proxy_set_header REMOTE_ADDR and it should be work well.

Tried with:

  • Django 1.5.4
  • Nginx 1.4.3
  • Tornado 2.2.1


Here’s how I solved the problem. By using this middleware:

class SetRemoteAddrMiddleware(object):
    def process_request(self, request):
        if not request.META.has_key('REMOTE_ADDR'):
                request.META['REMOTE_ADDR'] = request.META['HTTP_X_REAL_IP']
                request.META['REMOTE_ADDR'] = '' # This will place a valid IP in REMOTE_ADDR but this shouldn't happen

Hope that helps!



I have a similar setup. After putting nginx in front of apache, I noticed that the IP in the apache logs was always Installing “libapache2-mod-rpaf” seemed to fix it. I have no idea if your problem is related.


Add “fastcgi_param REMOTE_ADDR $remote_addr;” to the nginx.conf file:

    location / {
    # host and port to fastcgi server
    fastcgi_param PATH_INFO $fastcgi_script_name;
    fastcgi_param REQUEST_METHOD $request_method;
    fastcgi_param QUERY_STRING $query_string;
    fastcgi_param CONTENT_TYPE $content_type;
    fastcgi_param CONTENT_LENGTH $content_length;
    fastcgi_pass_header Authorization;
    fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
    # Add this line!
    fastcgi_param REMOTE_ADDR $remote_addr;

Source: how to nginx virtual servers + fcgi for django?


No, it’s not possible to pass on remote_addr. So the only solution that I know of is to use X-Real-IP or X-Forwarded-For and make sure that the backend handles these correctly.

Edit: this applies to fastcgi_pass, not regular nginx proxy_pass


For me, using the following worked:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name foo.bar.com;
    location / {
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $remote_addr;

This works with django 1.4 (specifically, localshop).

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