Re: [Emerald] IP

Dan Tang ( (no email) )
Wed, 19 May 1999 09:33:13 +0800

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From: Duane Schaub <>
To: <>
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1999 11:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Emerald] IP

>I think that you could build an asp page that looks at the users IP... If
>the user is local, then check the account that they are logged in on.
Not practical, most user would simple enable the proxy on every thing, even
the ISP's internal network, so you web server could not konw where the
requester come from except proxy server. Unless you would configure each
cilent's browser properly through configuration server, but take too much
effort to maintain it.

> If
>the account is inside of the grace period... ie, after the expire date, but
>before expire plus extension, or some variation, then redirect to the
>paynow page.
>I don't have one built, but it would be concievable to build this into the
>home page.
I built one, it worked OK, but as soon as proxy is enabled, no go.

> Unfortunately, you don't get users who don't use your home
>page. An alternative would be something like an ICQ watch program. On
>connection, it would connect to a web page on your server and get the
>account status and any "sysop" or system messages that could be posted into
>a special email account for user notifications. It could be developed into
>a very full-featured module that could be installed automatically by the
>IEAK.... Hint, Hint... Some enterprising programmer might look at this.
>There are a number of Wrapper programs out there already for IE and
>netscape. I would not be very difficult to get one of these to provide
>this functionality. You could also use the Channel protocol to push
>newsletters or customer web pages to the customer.