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Sometimes you would like to find the IP address of a user (e.g. a student of a university site that has made some damage).

Often they are hidden beyond a proxy and you find in the wiki logs only the proxy IP.

To get the user's IP from a non-anonimizer Proxy you can change a line both in TWiki.pm and Store.pm

    my $remoteAddr = $ENV{'HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR'} || $ENV{'REMOTE_ADDR'} || "";

-- AndreaSterbini - 24 Jun 2003

This isn't sufficient. (I don't have a need at this time to put a better fix in, but this is in case someone else needs it) The X-Forwarded-For header was introduced by squid, and at around the same time various other people implemented different things including X-Client-IP and Client-IP. FWIW, I can think of several large groups of users who would actually need the above to be looking for a Client-IP header instead.

-- MichaelSparks - 24 Jun 2003

This sounds like a feature enabled by a new flag in TWiki.cfg.

-- PeterThoeny - 24 Jun 2003

I might work on this. After taking the idea of hacking the WIKIWEBLIST I've started making local webs have customisable front ends. (Default is simple/friendly, but if a user sets preferences they can make it spartan, hostile/etc) Clearly however I don't want my UI choice changing things that for other people... (This is of course an interaction between the feature musing above and remember remote user.)

-- MichaelSparks - 09 Jul 2003

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