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From c...@hyperreal.org
Subject cvs commit: apache-1.3/htdocs/manual upgrading_to_1_3.html
Date Sat, 04 Jul 1998 15:10:52 GMT
coar        98/07/04 08:10:51

  Modified:    htdocs/manual upgrading_to_1_3.html
  Log:
  	Add a note about the change to REMOTE_HOST (making it compliant
  	with the erstwhile CGI specification).
  
  PR:		2546
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.27      +12 -0     apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/upgrading_to_1_3.html
  
  Index: upgrading_to_1_3.html
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /export/home/cvs/apache-1.3/htdocs/manual/upgrading_to_1_3.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.26
  retrieving revision 1.27
  diff -u -r1.26 -r1.27
  --- upgrading_to_1_3.html	1998/07/04 14:59:56	1.26
  +++ upgrading_to_1_3.html	1998/07/04 15:10:50	1.27
  @@ -131,6 +131,18 @@
   
     <LI><CODE>HostnameLookups</CODE> defaults to Off.
   
  +  <LI><STRONG><SAMP>REMOTE_HOST</SAMP> CGI variable changed.</STRONG>
  +    In Apache 1.2 and earlier, the <SAMP>REMOTE_HOST</SAMP> environment
  +    variable made available to CGI scripts was set to either the
  +    full DNS name of the client, or else to the client's IP address
  +    if the name was not known.  This behaviour differed from that
  +    specified by the CGI specification, which defines this variable as being
  +    NULL if the name isn't known.  In Apache 1.3, we have made this correction.
  +    <SAMP>REMOTE_ADDR</SAMP> always contains the client's IP address,
  +    but <SAMP>REMOTE_HOST</SAMP> is only defined when the server has
  +    been able to determine the client's DNS name.
  +  </LI>
  +
     <LI>The undocumented
       <A HREF="mod/mod_access.html"><CODE>mod_access</CODE></A>
       syntax "allow user-agents" was removed.  The replacement is the
  
  
  

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