Shell script to update original visitor IP for nginx when using Cloudflare

Posted on in Categories Automation & Management, Web Server last updated April 28, 2017

Cloudflare is a CDN, DNS, WAF, DDoS protection, and reverse proxy service. You need to use the ngx_http_realip_module module to change the client address sent in the specified header field such as CF-Connecting-IP or X-Forwarded-For. This shell script downloads a list of IPv4 and IPv6 address from Cloudflare and generates an updated /etc/nginx/cloudflare.real.ip.conf file: