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Q: targeting ads by client IP address in PhpAdsNew ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: targeting ads by client IP address in PhpAdsNew
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: bennetthaselton-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2002 23:05 PDT
Expires: 02 May 2002 23:05 PDT
Question ID: 6128
How do you target ads by client IP address in PhpAdsNew?  We tried
following the directions in the manual but it didn't work.  We created
a banner "campaign" with a weight of 100, and created one banner
within that campaign and gave it a weight of 100, and then set the
banner so it would only be displayed to IP addresses in 216.12.18.*
(our client machine's IP address was  Still, the ad
didn't come up.
Subject: Re: targeting ads by client IP address in PhpAdsNew
Answered By: alexander-ga on 26 Apr 2002 05:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
It sounds like you might not be specifying the address range
correctly. According to , you need to
specify 216.12.18.* as an address of and a mask of

If this does not correct your problem, are you able to target to a
single IP?

If you need further assistance, I would highly recommend posting a
detailed message to the phpAdsNew Help forum on SourceForge, the home
of the project:

The project's forums (there's also an "Open Discussion" forum at ) are probably the
definitive source for help with and information regarding phpAdsNew.

I hope this answers your question, or at least provides the referral
to the people who can.

Request for Answer Clarification by bennetthaselton-ga on 27 Apr 2002 18:23 PDT
According to
you can specify the IP address range using wildcards as well as a
combination of IP and subnet mask.  But I'll try with an IP/subnet
mask combination instead of wildcards.

Clarification of Answer by alexander-ga on 27 Apr 2002 22:55 PDT
I hope it works for you; if it doesn't, I'm serious about the forum
thing, the developers hang out there and everything. :)
bennetthaselton-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This is probably the best answer someone could have come up with under
the circumstances (although what I was really looking for was for the
problem to be solved) so it should get the highest rating.  (I
probably overpaid for the answer, but $20 was what I would have been
willing to pay for a *solution*; however the answer was the best that
a researcher probably could have done, and a deal's a deal.)

Subject: Re: targeting ads by client IP address in PhpAdsNew
From: tsschneider-ga on 26 Apr 2002 06:16 PDT
It seems to me that there is a bug in the most recent version of

The Client IP is never checked.
You can verify this by insering the following piece of
code in line 126 in

echo $request['remote_host'];exit;

You'll see that nothing happens, e.g. the function
acl_check_clientip() is never called. Im still in the process of
figuring out whether this is a configuration or a programming error.
I'll be back at you as soon as I find out.

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