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From (Rob Hartill)
Subject A little suggestion (fwd)
Date Thu, 13 Jun 1996 14:04:10 GMT

not acked. Someone else asked for something similar a while back.


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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 09:50:57 +0200
From: Patrik Olsson <>
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I first wanna thank you for a first class free webserver.

There is a thing that I wonder if it could be implemented...

When Netscape conatacts the server they negotiate a port that will be used
in all communication. Netscape then holds this channel open upto after 
15 minutes of idle time, so practivcally the user never switches port.
I would like to have this port set in an enviroment variable to be imported
into CGI programs and scripts, cause if you can pin-point which port is used
and since Netscape holds it open a client can be temporarily identified on
that criteria. 

I would have great use of it in a KOM-system projekt I am 
building, the WebKOM project. Its not so official yet, but I will send you 
an URL later on so you can study it. 

For now I would be very happy if we could open a dialog around the 
suggetsion above.



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