[standards-jig] Asking the server for my IP address

Ben Schumacher ben at blahr.com
Tue Nov 26 23:02:33 UTC 2002


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I still don't see the point of this? I think Matthias made some pretty
strong points on why this doesn't make sense, has anybody make strong
points on why it does? If your box is on IP and is being NAT'd, then
what good is it going to do you figure out your real IP? Is the plan to
then pass this along to the far end as another IP that the far end won't
be able to estabilsh a connection to? This is the exact reason we have
things like JOBS which provide proxies for TCP connections -- it is the
only reliable way of working around firewalls.

Cheers,

bs.

Justin Karneges wrote:
| Alright, this seems acceptable.  What is the next step to make this a
reality?
|
| -Justin
|
|
|>One could even make the argument that this is a stream extension instead
|>of an application function - it would be much easier (for the server)
|>to implement something like this, since it could be handled entirely by
|>the stream layer:
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