Stop users accessing website via IP address

Puneet puneet.arora at
Sun Jul 28 16:20:36 CEST 2013

Hi All,

Apologies for all this confusion and chaos.

I just don't want my website to be accessible by using the IP address on
which the website is hosted. Even if the Users use the IP address, I want
them to be redirected to my website.

It is the same way as www.facebook .com is hosted at "".
When a user types "" in the URL he is redirected to

I want to have the same functionality for mywebsite also.

To have this functionality I was trying Varnish to redirect the Users to .


-----Original Message-----
From: Poul-Henning Kamp [mailto:phk at] 
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2013 3:12 AM
To: Puneet
Cc: varnish-misc at
Subject: Re: Stop users accessing website via IP address

In message <000f01ce8b0a$a872c230$f9584690$>, Puneet writes:

>I want to stop the users accessing my website via IP address.
>I am using varnish as cache.
>I have the following code in place but it is not working.
>In vcl_recv() {
>     if(req.url ~ "XX.XX.XXX.XXX") {

You should check the header, that's where you will find the
IP# or hostname the user used.

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