Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1992 15:08:24 -0500 From: Jim Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <199211092008.AA09687@willow.tc.cornell.edu> To: email@example.com Subject: can an HTTP server determine identity of client? It is clear that the HTTP protocol per se provides no means for the server to determine the identity of the user on the client machine, or even the name of the client machine. But (I ask in all ignorance of Unix) is there another way for the server to get this information, perhaps by making calls to a lower level of the TCP/IP protocol? I would like to make an HTTP server that provided differing levels of access to those within and without Cornell. I regret this must be so because some of the databases we have here can not be released outside Cornell.