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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