Re: REMOTE_ADDR question

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jan 1997 20:36:56 +0000

At 09:54 28/01/97 +0800, Ronald Wiplinger wrote:
>I have written a small bash script, that uses the
>variable REMOTE_ADDR. It returns the correct IP address of the
>user, but only if he do not go through a proxy server.
>Is there a way to get the real REMOTE_ADDR instead again?

Not reliably - it can be faked. See the discussion with the subject
"Passthrough TCP/IP address" which is asking about how to do basically the
same thing.

Jonathan L.

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