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Your IP address is: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

When a user accesses the web page, how do I display the IP address they are coming from.  I'd like to do this with the CGI.pm PERL module. (and store it in a variable)

TIA
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ramble
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mannieCommented:
Hi

Like this:

$query=new CGI();
print $query->remote_host(); #returns host or IP if host unavail
OR
print $query->http('REMOTE_ADDR') #for IP directly

all http enviroment variables is listed here
http://hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu/cgi/env.html

Best regards
Linus
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rambleAuthor Commented:

Thanks, Points awarded.  However, if it's quick...what if you'd want to get the hostname...example, if the IP address resoved to: some.domains.com.  And you wanted that stored in the variable instead of the IP.

Thanks_ramble
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mannieCommented:
use the print $query->http($string) where $string is any of the http enviroment variables listet on the page in the previous comment. So replace the REMOTE_ADDR with REMOTE_HOST and you'll get the hostname, if that is what you ment with your question?

/Linus
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rambleAuthor Commented:

I never tried the ->ADDR string, so, interesting enough, I'm still only receiving the numerical IP address.  (with the remote_host).  But, perhaps it's just not resolving correctly with my "test machine".  Thanks
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