Article ID: 127201, created on Oct 20, 2015, last review on Oct 20, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux


On a Plesk 12.5 server with nginx enabled, one or more of the the following occurs:

  • Fail2ban bans IP addresses belonging to the server.
  • The web statistics data shows that all visits to websites are from local IP addresses.
  • The Apache access logs contain the Plesk server IP instead of the actual IP address of the visitor.
  • The $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']; variable in your PHP code returns the IP address of the Plesk server instead of the actual IP address of the visitor.


During the upgrade to Plesk 12.5 the mod_rpaf Apache module was disabled.


This issue was fixed in Plesk 12.5.30 MU #7. If you upgraded to Plesk 12.5 before the microupdate was released, you can enable the module manually. Run the following command:

# plesk sbin httpd_modules_ctl --enable rpaf

to enable the module and resolve the issue.

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