Here is a short tutorial to help you get started with ModHeader. This tutorial should take 1-2 minutes to complete.
In this tutorial, we will try to add the X-Forwarded-For request header. X-Forwarded-For is a request header that tells the server which IP originally made the request. By changing the X-Forwarded-For header, you can tell the server to treat the request as if it is coming from a different IP. Not all servers will trust X-Forwarded-For blindly, but it can be useful for testing and development.
How to add X-Forwarded-For request header
- To get started with ModHeader, click on the icon in the browser extension area. If you have not installed ModHeader yet, you can install ModHeader here.
- If this is your first time using ModHeader, you should already see an empty row under Request headers. If not, click on , and select Request header to add an empty row.
- Enter X-Forwarded-For as request header name.
- Enter 184.108.40.206 as request header value.
- This is how ModHeader should look like at this point:
- It appears that the X-Forwarded-For request header value is not added. Try changing the value in ModHeader and try again. Review this step again if needed.
- The request header we added is being sent to all HTTP requests. This may not be desirable as we may leak sensitive data to third party websites.
- To reduce the risk, you can add URL filters or tab filters by clicking on the button, then select the desired filter to add.