Re: Web based chat & Squid

From: Tom Minchin <>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 17:43:45 +1000 (EST)

> I'm sure there is a way to get this to work, but I can't find an answer anywhere :-(
> How do I get a web based chat server to stop returning a "Name IP validation error"
> The particular chat server is
> It works fine without using the proxy.
The webchat program could be broken in two ways:
1) because it cannot handle the change in IP address (from proxy
server clusters or hierarchies).

2) because it cannot handle two users using the same IP address at the
same time.

They shouldn't use IP address to distinguish clients. Instead, they should
use cookies (HotMail used to have this problem and after about a year of
complaints they apparently switched from IP 'security' to cookies).
Received on Thu Oct 09 1997 - 00:45:22 MDT

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