[Web4lib] Script for databases access

David Pattern d.c.pattern at hud.ac.uk
Thu Jun 2 08:30:32 EDT 2005

Hi Jonathan
It should be fairly easy to do with Perl CGI (sorry, I don't have a prebuilt solution!) - you'll just need to check the "REMOTE_ADDR" environment variable to determine the IP address - e.g.
     print "Your IP address is " . $ENV{'REMOTE_ADDR'};
Dave Pattern
University of Huddersfield

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Jonathan Bloy [mailto:JBloy at edgewood.edu] 
	Sent: Wed 01/06/2005 21:18 
	To: web4lib at webjunction.org 
	Subject: [Web4lib] Script for databases access

	At my library, we're looking at getting away from separate links for on
	campus and off campus users accessing our databases.  I've seen some
	libraries that use a script to determine if a user is on or off campus
	(via I.P. address) and then send the off campus user through the
	library's proxy server, so they can be verified as an authorized user.
	I'm fairly new when it comes to server side scripting and would like to
	avoid re-inventing the wheel.  Does anyone have a script they can share
	or point me toward?  Unfortunately PHP is not installed on our campus
	servers, so I would need something an ASP or a CGI Script.
	Jonathan Bloy
	Web Services Librarian
	Edgewood College
	Madison, Wisconsin
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