Many servers and applications expect only a single X-Forwarded-For header per request. However, the BIG-IP HTTP profile option appends a new X-Forwarded-For header to the existing set of HTTP headers, even if there is an existing X-Forwarded-For header in the request. Both approaches are valid according to Section 4.2 of RFC2616. F5 Networks Product Development is tracking a Request for Enhancement as CR107639 for BIG-IP to instead append the value to the last existing X-Forwarded-For header. For applications expecting a single X-Forwarded-For header, it is possible to use an iRule like this one instead of the HTTP profile option to append the client IP value to the end of any existing X-Forwarded-For: header.