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From Jeroen Geilman <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Detecting and limiting access to a mobile device using a 3G network
Date Wed, 27 Jul 2011 07:00:15 GMT
On 2011-07-27 01:36, Anurag Kapur wrote:
> Hi,
> I am looking for ways of detecting a specific mobile device (example: 
> my iPhone and not my friends) accessing a resource on 
> my publicly accessible Apache web server so that I can restrict access 
> to certain devices only.

That's easy - it's called "authentication".
Set up HTTP authentication on whatever resources you want to protect, 
and don't give your friends the password.

> Just like there are ways of detecting the user agent and IP address of 
> the device where the request originates from and restricting access 
> accordingly, is there a way to do something similar for an iPhone for 
> example, connected to 3G network (not wifi)?
> Any pointers towards this would be highly appreciated.
> Regards
> Anurag


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