[mod_python] Question about Session security

Adrian Holovaty modpython at holovaty.com
Wed Jun 15 17:57:26 EDT 2005

Nick wrote:
> Jim Gallacher wrote:
> >> You can use req.connection to find the users incoming IP address and
> >> save that in the session yourself for later checking.
> >>
> >> Ie., not a prepackaged check, but the bits are there for you to do it
> >> yourself in the manner you need.
> >
> > Since I'm (still) messing with the session code, maybe this is worth
> > building this into the base code now? If it is a security issue let's
> > address it and save users the worry and bother of implementing their own.

I'm not sure it's foolproof to assume a user's IP address will be the same 
throughout a session. I seem to recall that AOL users have different IP 
addresses throughout sessions, because the AOL proxies use some sort of 
round-robin system.



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