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From "Ryan A"...@jumac.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] OT-Getting info and DAP etc clients
Date Sat, 11 Jan 2003 23:09:43 GMT
Hey!
Thank you for replying.
other than sessions, what else? I am already using sessions, my idea is to
use a multiple of  info from the clients computer...right now its upto
ip,cookies,sessions...anything else you can think of?
Cheers,
-Ryan A.


> Ryan,
> you can't rely on ip numbers with a lot of isp's using dynamic ips.
> every time a user connects they have a different ip.
> there are a number of portal sites written in php that work at keeping
> password sharing down. the most effective method for them is sessions.
> ( though none seem to use sessions completely. )
> a better way to go, if you are talking archives, is locking the archive
> and emailing password to unlock it when they download it.
>
> the ip is always included in the headers, but not always the users ip,
> it can be from a router or proxy server instead.
>
> Ryan A wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to make a small software piece in perl/PHP for apache which
> > will record users when they enter the members area to catch password
> > sharing...
> > I have already been able to record their ip address but i would like to
> > know what else can i get?
> > eg:
> > computer name?
> >
> > second question is, when DAP or other download clients download from a
> > website, do they give out the IP from where they are coming from? am
> > confused on that and couldnt find the answer on google....
> >
> > Any help appreciated.
> > Cheers,
> > -Ryan A.
> >
>
>
>
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