[thelist] ASP: Getting a computer's "ID"

David Dorward evolt at david.us-lot.org
Fri Sep 3 01:44:56 CDT 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-03 at 07:17, Craig wrote:
> Is there a way with ASP to get some sort of ID (string) that
> identifies the computer that runs the script?  The ID for that
> computer would have to stay the same, and be specific to that
> computer.

The machine that makes the http request, or the webserver that actually
does the execution?

I can't see any point to the latter, as for the former, the short answer
is 'no'.

The longer answer is that a Cookie can be edited by the user, IP
addresses can be shared or dynamically allocated, MAC addresses are not
available (or if they are, then could you still be seeing the proxy),
and so on.
David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>

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