[MUD-Dev] Re: Quick question re: SSL

ceo ceo at grexengine.com
Sat Feb 28 11:39:13 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004

Jo Dillon wrote:
> On 17 Feb 2004 at 0:28, sziisoft wrote:

>> Hardware address.  Guaranteed unique per card unless someone
>> overrides it(which is very rare.)

> Errr - do modems have MAC addresses? A /lot/ of people out there
> still use dialup.

Frankly, the bigger problem here is that MAC address is completely
useless if you can't even get the IP Address (which was the original
problem). HTTP doesn't provide that information, and even if it did
you'd be extending your trust zone way out onto the internet (nb:
using the X-headers would be doing this anyway which is part of why
it's a workaround of limited effectiveness)

Adam M
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