IP Address Function
Piet van Oostrum
piet at cs.uu.nl
Wed Jul 8 06:29:54 EDT 2009
>>>>> Fred Atkinson <fatkinson at mishmash.com> (FA) wrote:
>FA> On Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:54:03 -0300, "Gabriel Genellina"
>FA> <gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
>>> En Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:45:24 -0300, Fred Atkinson <fatkinson at mishmash.com>
>>>> Is there a Python function I can use to get the user's IP
>>>> address so I can display it on his browser?
>>> There is a long distance between "Python" and "browser" - you'll have to
>>> tell us what is in between the two.
>FA> I want to have a Web page come up (written in Python, cgi)
>FA> that returns the IP address of the browser (user's PC's IP address).
>>> By example, do you have a server and the user connects to it? is it
>>> running Python? how do you run the Python application?
>>> And why do you want to do that on the server side? Isn't easier to do that
>>> on the client side? What about proxies? NAT?
>FA> Yes. By CGI.
>>> If using CGI, look at the REMOTE_ADDR environment variable.
>FA> I did look at REMOTE_ADDR but I've been unable to figure out
>FA> the correct way to code it. I've tried a number of ways but I've been
>FA> Ideally, I'd like to store the brower's IP address in a string
>FA> and then print the string on the Web page from a Python CGI script.
#! /usr/bin/env python
from os import getenv
print "Content-type: text/html"
ipaddr = (getenv("HTTP_CLIENT_IP") or
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