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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: client_ip vs remote_ip
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:39:28 GMT

On 23 Nov 2011, at 18:22, Nick Kew wrote:

> But use of remote_ip and remote_addr goes further than that.
Whoops!  No it doesn't: it's just REMOTE_ADDR that features in CGI.
Objection-in-principle to wrowe's suggestion withdrawn!

How about, we make a clear break with possible confusion by
dropping remote_ip altogether?  It has wrowe's desired effect
of forcing anyone who uses remote_ip to make a decision over
what semantics are in fact needed.

Appropriate Terminology Suggestion:

Object		Protocol		Remote		Name
------		--------		------		----
request_rec	HTTP		Client		client_ip
conn_rec	TCP		Peer		peer_ip

Nick Kew

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