IP Address Function

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Fri Jul 10 04:52:58 CEST 2009


Fred Atkinson <fatkinson at mishmash.com> wrote:
>
>I wonder why they don't just have a function to return it instead of
>putting you through all of that?  

In CGI, EVERYTHING gets communicated through environment variables.  That
(and the stdin stream) is really the only option, since you get a new
process for every request.

The Python CGI module doesn't provide a wrapper function because this
information is just not useful.  Most corporate users sit behind proxies,
so everyone at the company appears to come from the same IP.
-- 
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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