When you set up a Reverse proxy to route traffic through your Smoothwall Filter and Firewall, for example, to an internally hosted web server, you might only see the Smoothwall Filter and Firewall's IP address in the web server access logs.
You need to ensure that the Smoothwall is passing the correct external client IP information to the Reverse Proxy destination. To send the X-Forwarded-For header, to ensure that your web server sees the true Client IP, in the Smoothwall you need to turn on the Honor incoming X-Forwarded-For option.
- Enable the Honor incoming X-Forwarded-For option for the web proxy, see our hep topic, Configuring the web proxy.
- Under the Available proxy settings section, click Advanced».
- Under the Web filter options section towards the bottom, select Enable for the Honor incoming X-Forwarded-For option.
- Remember to save your changes.