alex-009
alex-0098mo ago

how to set remoteAddr from http header Forwarded for or X-Forwarded for

In some environments are the TCP Client IP not the real Client IP. What's the best way to set https://deno.land/api@v1.38.0?s=Deno.ServeHandlerInfo#prop_remoteAddr from HTTP Header or Proxy protocol https://github.com/haproxy/haproxy/blob/master/doc/proxy-protocol.txt ?
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Deno AI Helper
Deno AI Helper8mo ago
The remoteAddr property of the Deno.ServeHandlerInfo interface is read-only and is automatically set by Deno to represent the remote address of the connection. It cannot be manually set or modified. However, if you're behind a proxy and want to get the original client's IP address, you can check the X-Forwarded-For or Forwarded headers of the HTTP request. These headers are commonly set by proxies to indicate the original client's IP address. Here's a simple example of how you can do this:
function handler(req: Request) {
const forwarded = req.headers.get("X-Forwarded-For") || req.headers.get("Forwarded");
if (forwarded) {
const ip = forwarded.split(",")[0];
console.log(`Client's IP from forwarded header: ${ip}`);
}
// ... rest of your handler code ...
}
function handler(req: Request) {
const forwarded = req.headers.get("X-Forwarded-For") || req.headers.get("Forwarded");
if (forwarded) {
const ip = forwarded.split(",")[0];
console.log(`Client's IP from forwarded header: ${ip}`);
}
// ... rest of your handler code ...
}
In this example, handler is a function that takes a Request object. It retrieves the X-Forwarded-For or Forwarded header from the request, and if it exists, it logs the first IP address from the header (in case there are multiple IP addresses chained in the header). Please note that this information is not explicitly stated in the Deno documentation, but it's a common practice in handling HTTP requests behind proxies. Also, be aware that these headers can be easily spoofed, so they should not be trusted blindly.
alex-009
alex-0098mo ago
Which place is the bast to get and set if for the whole application? Any chance to make it mutable?