[pmwiki-users] Using IP's in PmWiki

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Sep 21 15:01:38 CDT 2006

On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 02:57:46PM -0500, Ben Wilson wrote:
> Why not just redirect users outside the IP range to a "You're not
> permitted in there. It's restricted" page?[1] Then, any attempt to go
> to a PmWiki-managed page is redirected to that static dead-end page.

Because someone might want more subtlety than that -- i.e.,
someone outside of an IP range may still be allowed to view pages,
but not edit.  Or, everyone can edit, but only certain ranges
can upload, etc.

> Apart from that, I think it would definitely be worthwhile to have an
> Intranet-only authentication method on the Cookbook.

...and I'm thinking there ought to be an article somewhere on 
authorization techniques in general.  :-)


> On 9/19/06, Michael Brenner <mik.admin at nurfuerspam.de> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > lately I had an idea for an ip-based authentication. This might be userful for
> > Intranet's also having webwide access. There are two useful ways in using
> > IP's (see below). My questions are, is this worth added to the cookbook and
> > will it work that fine like I'm thinking?
> -- 
> Ben Wilson
> "All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man." HDT
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