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How do you get a visitors IP address without using ASP.

Is there an HTML solution?

What I want to do is get the remote IP, save it in a hidden field and have the existing form submit the data to an existing script for sstorage.

If there is no HTML solution I'll be happy with a freely available CGI script.
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I don't think there is a HTML solution. As far as I know the only client-side solitions are java and ActiveX.

The easiest server-side solution is SSI (server side include) but it is not supported by alle servers.

<!--#echo var="REMOTE_ADDR"-->

So:

<input type="hidden" name="ip" value="<!--#echo var="REMOTE_ADDR"-->">

other server side solutions are CGI/ASP. They all will ask for "REMOTE_ADDR", how they do it depends a bit on the language.

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ASP:

<input type="hidden" name="ip" value="<%=Request.Servervariables("REMOTE_ADDR")%>">




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Looks good,  I'll give it a test.  The server is IIS4 so it should work.  I'll reply in a short while with your points.
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mmm? didn't work.  Tried it using a text field and it just showed

[<!--#echo var=       ]">

where the square brackets are the sides of the text box.  Client side Java would do if you have a snippet of code.

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on IIS4 you'll have to rename the file from .htm to .shtm in order to enable SSI
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And I am afraid the IIS4 does not know the SSI command "echo".

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No, In tested it with ASP, that does NOT work, but in .stm, the echo stuff works !
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So:

Rename the file from .htm(l) to .stm(l) and the SSI code will work fine.
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Thanks sybe.

Worked fine on my NT4 machine but when I uploaded to the web (also an NT4 machine) it just returns an empty text box.  
I've awarded the points anyway because your answer is correct.
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