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How to detect if laptop is being used

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hi all
I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer. How is it possible as
i have no idea .

Second question is we should be even able to track type of internet
service provider user of website is using for some security purpose
and if user changes his internet service provider then he should not
be allowed to access the site.
Sep 15 '08 #1
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On Sep 15, 10:43*am, sarika <sarikason...@gmail.comwrote:
hi all
I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer. How is it possible as
i have no idea .

Second question is we should be even able to track type of internet
service provider user of website is using for some security purpose
and if user changes his internet service provider then he should not
be allowed to access the site.
check out: http://www.phptogether.com haha
Sep 15 '08 #2

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..oO(sarika)
>I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer. How is it possible as
i have no idea .
It's not possible at all. May I ask why your client demands something
like this?
>Second question is we should be even able to track type of internet
service provider user of website is using for some security purpose
and if user changes his internet service provider then he should not
be allowed to access the site.
Not really possible as well, at least not reliably. And same question as
above - why?

Micha
Sep 15 '08 #3

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On 15 Sep, 15:43, sarika <sarikason...@gmail.comwrote:
hi all
I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer.
They might be using neither.
Sep 15 '08 #4

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mikesa81 wrote:
On Sep 15, 10:43 am, sarika <sarikason...@gmail.comwrote:
>hi all
I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer. How is it possible as
i have no idea .

Second question is we should be even able to track type of internet
service provider user of website is using for some security purpose
and if user changes his internet service provider then he should not
be allowed to access the site.

check out: http://www.phptogether.com haha
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Sep 15 '08 #5

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On Sep 15, 3:43*pm, sarika <sarikason...@gmail.comwrote:
hi all
I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer. How is it possible as
i have no idea .

Second question is we should be even able to track type of internet
service provider user of website is using for some security purpose
and if user changes his internet service provider then he should not
be allowed to access the site.
Determining what kind of computer a browser is running on is
impossible.

ISP tracking might be possible if you did a reverse lookup on the
$_SERVER ['REMOTE_ADDR'] field, but it wouldn't be reliable. And why
would you want to block a user if they come in from a different ISP
anyway? They could be on holiday or at work or any number of things.
Sep 16 '08 #6

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On 16 Sep, 13:08, Gordon <gordon.mc...@ntlworld.comwrote:
On Sep 15, 3:43 pm, sarika <sarikason...@gmail.comwrote:
hi all
I m making a website in which my client requires to track if the user
of his site is using laptop or Desktop computer. How is it possible as
i have no idea .
Ask the user - drop a cookie with their answer - you can't enforce it
though.
Second question is we should be even able to track type of internet
service provider user of website is using for some security purpose
and if user changes his internet service provider then he should not
be allowed to access the site.

Determining what kind of computer a browser is running on is
impossible.

ISP tracking might be possible if you did a reverse lookup on the
$_SERVER ['REMOTE_ADDR'] field, but it wouldn't be reliable. And why
would you want to block a user if they come in from a different ISP
anyway? They could be on holiday or at work or any number of things.
There's no requirement for service providers to publish PTR addresses
- most don't. A whois lookup would be more apposite - but it's a
meaningless problem - so the solutions are meaningless too.

C.
Sep 18 '08 #7

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