Comment 3 for bug 576752

Hi BJ,

Thank you for the effort on this (and the others)! No problem - we'll see
what happens. I'd be much more comfortable having a stable upstream as
well.

Thanks!
JasoN Garber

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 5:05 PM, BJ Dierkes <wdierkes@5dollarwhitebox.org>wrote:

> Jason,
>
> Since mod_rpaf doesn't exist in RHEL or EPEL, this package is more
> suited for EPEL. I looked into the package and put a significant amount
> of work into improving the build structure of the source. That said, I
> attempted to contact the maintainer which I haven't heard back from....
> making me a little weary of committing to support a package en-distro
> without the support of upstream.
>
> I'm going to sit on this a bit longer just to see if upstream replies.
>
> Thank you!
>
> ** Changed in: ius
> Status: New => Triaged
>
> ** Changed in: ius
> Assignee: (unassigned) => BJ Dierkes (derks)
>
> ** Changed in: ius
> Importance: Undecided => Wishlist
>
> --
> new package: mod_rpaf
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/576752
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> Status in IUS Community Project: Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> This is a new package suggestion for IUS: mod_rpaf 0.6
> URL: http://stderr.net/apache/rpaf/
>
> This package was based on the IUS mod_wsgi SPEC file, adjusted to the needs
> of mod_rpaf.
>
> --
> mod_rpaf is for backend Apache servers what mod_proxy_add_forward is for
> frontend
> Apache servers. It does excactly the opposite of mod_proxy_add_forward
> written
> by Ask Bjørn Hansen. It will also work with mod_proxy in Apache starting
> with
> release 1.3.25 and mod_proxy that is distributed with Apache2 from version
> 2.0.36.
>
> --
> Why does this matter? When using apache as a backend server behind a proxy
> like nginx, all of the requests appear to originate from the IP of the
> proxy. Server variables such as REMOTE_ADDR are also affected, breaking a
> lot of applications.
>
> mod_rpaf resolves that by allowing one to specify the following
> configuration directives which make apache think the request originated from
> where it actually came from, instead of the proxy.
>
> RPAFenable On
> RPAFsethostname On
> RPAFproxy_ips 127.0.0.1 192.168.1.13
> RPAFheader X-Forwarded-For
>
> --
> This package is an ACN rpm, and will need updated to be an IUS rpm.
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