On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 11:53 PM, Jason J. W. Williams
<jasonjwwilli...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> My understanding has been that HAProxy can be set up in conjunction
> with TPROXY support in the Linux kernel so that the backend servers
> see the original client's source IP address on incoming packets?
>
> So is the "option transparent"
> (http://code.google.com/p/haproxy-docs/wiki/transparent) not related
> to that type of transparent proxying or am I mistaken and there's no
> way to make HAProxy preserve the original client IP on the way to the
> backend servers?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> -J
>
>

Hi,

You have to patch your kernel with TProxy and then to use the source keyword:
http://code.google.com/p/haproxy-docs/wiki/source

Note that the default gateway of your servers must be the HAProxy box
in that kind of architecture.

cheers

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