• Subject: RE: Retrieve IP Address using Telnet exit point
  • From: Jim Knight <jknight@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 14:24:56 -0700

Thanks Evan.  That is why I enjoy this list.  
Jim


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Evan Harris [SMTP:spanner@ihug.co.nz]
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 1999 1:04 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      RE: Retrieve IP Address using Telnet exit point
> 
> At 07:33 19/07/99 -0700, you wrote:
> >In the QDCRDEVD API (display device), format DEVD0600, at position 
> >875 for a length of 15, is the IP address of the *DSP device.  It is already
> >decoded for you.  If there is no IP address (SNA device), it will be
> >filled with nulls.
> >Jim K
> >
> 
> Jim, 
> 
> I am aware of that API (though I must admit to not having to around to
> finding out whether it had the full IP address or not), however, I am
> coding to the Telnet exit point something_or_other_DEV_INIT and to my
> knowledge at this point the device has not been allocated.
> 
> One of the things I'm hoping may be possible is to name the devices based
> on the origin of the request determined by the IP address, so I might name
> a telnet user who logs in with 180.147.12.101 device WEL101, and reject any
> Telnet requests from IP masks I'm unaware of. That way I can distinguish
> where they are geographically and provide some extra security albeit it a
> possibly minor level as I am understand that someone could spoof the IP
> addresses.
> 
> Thanks for the suggestion anyway !
> 
> Chers
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