Solved

coldfusion CGI.remote_host alternative?

Posted on 2013-05-24
5
498 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-28
Coldfusion 10, Windows 2008

Trying to create a help deks for for users and I want the form to contain the users computername.

CGI.remote_host only returns an ip address.

In IIS I installed IP Address & Domain Restrictions, checked on Enable domain name restrictions - nothing, still getting IP address.

Any way to get CGI.remote_host to return the computer name, or any other alternatives to use? Can powershell be used with Coldfusion, maybe some type of WMIobject or something??

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:cb_it
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Gurpreet Singh Randhawa earned 500 total points
ID: 39197408
Not sure but you can try these

open cflib.org to find these UDF's

1. http://cflib.org/udf/browserDetect
2. http://cflib.org/udf/checkHealth
3 .http://cflib.org/udf/AvailableSpace
4. http://cflib.org/udf/FileSystem

or if you have access to cfserver and holds andnot on shared host, you can cfexecute to call the windows system file to return the information
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:SidFishes
ID: 39199324
You could check out cfldap

depending on your setup it may be possible

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/204890
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Gurpreet Singh Randhawa
ID: 39199468
freak, how i missed that

good catch sid
0
 

Author Comment

by:cb_it
ID: 39201670
Thanks, fellas. Something like this might be better for what I'm looking for.

http://cflib.org/udf/GetHostName

What I need is the hostname of the computer that the user is actually on when they submit a help desk form. I want the form to submit an email to me and will contain useful info such as the hostname. Users here move around alot from pc to pc.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 39202676
For next time, you should mark that as "the answer", so it's easier to spot :) You can still assign points to others if they helped lead you in the right direction.
0

Featured Post

Resolve Critical IT Incidents Fast

If your data, services or processes become compromised, your organization can suffer damage in just minutes and how fast you communicate during a major IT incident is everything. Learn how to immediately identify incidents & best practices to resolve them quickly and effectively.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The technique is by far very Simple! How we can export the ColdFusion query results to DOC file?  Well before writing this I researched a lot in Internet but did not found a good Answer anyways!  So i thought now i should share my small snippet w…
Today, I was working on some optimization and spam-stopping techniques when I encountered Ben Nadel's post to reduce spam feature using Math (http://www.bennadel.com/blog/197-How-I-Stop-Spammers-On-My-ColdFusion-Blog.htm). While this method is not o…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question