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Is there any configuration option to stop source natting at octavia ?

asked 2020-04-20 03:19:00 -0600

anonymous user


As it changes load balancer public IP (floating IP) to its private IP(subnet cidr_ip)? I just want to stop this natting to preserve the floating IP in the packets.

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answered 2020-05-01 09:44:37 -0600

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Hi there, With the default "amphora" driver, no. It is a full-proxy style load balancer.

However we provide a few ways you can pass the original client IP address through to the backend member servers. You can enable HTTP header insertion and enable the X-Forwarded-For option. We also support the "PROXY" protocol which will insert information about the client into the TCP stream.

Also note, Octavia does not require you to use a floating IP. You can use public (external) networks directly for your VIP unless the operator has disabled it.


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