User's Last IP Address is localhost?


(cpradio) #1

We had a user created within the last 16 hours who’s last IP address is 127.0.0.1 and we are baffled by it…

Anyone have any ideas how that is possible?


(Dean Taylor) #2

Incorrect handling of the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header perhaps?


(Khoa Nguyen) #3

Are you using any proxy?


(cpradio) #4

I’m not the user, so I have no idea. My initial thought was they may be using a proxy too and I know that proxies can send/alter headers so maybe they are spoofing the X-Forwarded-For header to spoof the IP address?


(Khoa Nguyen) #5

No I mean your setup, do you place any kind of proxy in front of your Discourse? Is this happen with all users?


(cpradio) #7

No, we are not behind a proxy (at least to my knowledge), and this is the only user on our instance with a 127.0.0.1 IP address, so it is something unique with this user.