Option Name: follow_x_forwarded_for
Requires: –enable-follow-x-forwarded-for
Default Value: follow_x_forwarded_for deny all
Suggested Config:
 Allowing or Denying the X-Forwarded-For header to be followed to
 find the original source of a request.

 Requests may pass through a chain of several other proxies
 before reaching us.  The X-Forwarded-For header will contain a
 comma-separated list of the IP addresses in the chain, with the
 rightmost address being the most recent.

 If a request reaches us from a source that is allowed by this
 configuration item, then we consult the X-Forwarded-For header
 to see where that host received the request from.  If the
 X-Forwarded-For header contains multiple addresses, we continue
 backtracking until we reach an address for which we are not allowed
 to follow the X-Forwarded-For header, or until we reach the first
 address in the list. For the purpose of ACL used in the
 follow_x_forwarded_for directive the src ACL type always matches
 the address we are testing and srcdomain matches its rDNS.

 The end result of this process is an IP address that we will
 refer to as the indirect client address.  This address may
 be treated as the client address for access control, ICAP, delay
 pools and logging, depending on the acl_uses_indirect_client,
 icap_uses_indirect_client, delay_pool_uses_indirect_client and
 log_uses_indirect_client options.

 This clause only supports fast acl types.
 See for details.


  Any host for which we follow the X-Forwarded-For header
  can place incorrect information in the header, and Squid
  will use the incorrect information as if it were the
  source address of the request.  This may enable remote
  hosts to bypass any access control restrictions that are
  based on the client's source addresses.

 For example:

  acl localhost src
  acl my_other_proxy srcdomain
  follow_x_forwarded_for allow localhost
  follow_x_forwarded_for allow my_other_proxy

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