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From "Steve van der Burg" <>
Subject Re: Simple program _setting_ REMOTE_ADDR
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2000 11:12:18 GMT
>> Ack!  That was pretty stupid of me.  It doesn't explain why
>>     SetEnvIf Request_URI "/cgi-bin/VENDOR" REMOTE_ADDR=
>> didn't work, but I can take that to the Apache folks.
>It's because mod_cgi sets the environment variable just before it
>runs the program (and thus overriding whatever you set before).
>A fixup handler to set the fake ip address (as you figured out) and
>possibly a loghandler to set remote_ip to the right address again is
>the way to go.

Thanks.  Between the help I got on the list, and a quick reading of some of the Apache source
(esp. mod_cgi), I had a working solution up and running 90 minutes (!) after first deciding
to attack the problem from that angle.


Steve van der Burg
Information Services
London Health Sciences Centre
(519) 685-8300 ext 35559

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