identify user lan

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Is it possible to identify the user (i.e. username) in an intranet (local
area network) environment using php?
I would like to develop an intranet website with user-dependant information
with php and MySQL. In a local area network I know its possible. I have
used this with OS: windows and ACCESS.
Thanks in advance.
Ed van der Mark

Re: identify user lan

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Who says users *HAVE* usernames?  If you insist that they authenticate
using Apache and .htaccess, or ask them to log in with PHP, they
will for the purpose of your page, but I don't think that's what
you mean.  Also, if a user has control of his own machine, he can
make any username on that machine he wants (even one the same as
that of the CEO).

It's probably possible to do it with Javascript, which means that it's
also possible to FAKE the user name.  If security is an issue, and I
presume it is here, don't stuff coming from the client without verifying

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