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Network Load Balancer Headers



The ALB and CLB add the "X-Forwarded-*" headers, but NLB doesn't seem to do that.

Is there any way to get the NLB IP address in Nginx, so I can forward them to my application?

Thanks a lot!

asked 5 years ago489 views
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A NLB has no concept of "protocol"; it's a network load balancer, so no "headers" exist as such. It's just passing packets from one host to the next. It's not like CLB that can do both HTTP/S and network. It's network only. If you are using HTTP/S you're best using ALB/CLB if you need those headers.


answered 5 years ago

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