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So... if ($ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} eq '180.76.6.175') { works as if ($ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} =~ /^180\.0?76\.0{0,2}6\.\d{1,3}$/) { what would a wild card for : if ($ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} eq '180.76.6.') { and if ($ENV{REMOTE_ADDR} eq '180.76.') { look like ?
Sorry if the question sounds so noobish, but the use of wildcards for this particular circumstance is beating up my brain. Technically all I am trying to do is put some code in to my program to keep out various IPs that are able to run my progs in the cgi-bin directory EVEN though their IP is totally banned in the .htaccess file. God only knows why the cgi-bin directory does not benefit from the same protection as all other directories under the .htaccess file as it leaves the progs open to abusive bandwidth consumption.

In reply to Re^3: Wildcard usage for REMOTE_ADDR comparison by lostcoder
in thread Wildcard usage for REMOTE_ADDR comparison by lostcoder

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