faking your browser

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Sat Jan 31 12:41:46 EST 2004

Awesome, Raul! So, what we need now is for some of our friends who have
"up to date" Windows browsers to log onto your page and report back to
the list the exact user agent string. Then, we'll have some good
candidates to stuff into the "masquerade as" option.

Raul A. Gallegos writes:
> From: "Raul A. Gallegos" <raul at asmodean.net>
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> If you visit http://www.asmodean.net I have a visit.cgi script which 
> runs and displays your IP address as well as the supposed browser you 
> are using.  If you do make some tests you can at least use that page to 
> see what it thinks you are using for a browser.
> Janina Sajka said the following on Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 11:15:32AM -0500:
> > The old classic solution to this bit of browserism is simply to lie. In
> > lynx, and possibly in links, there is a "masquerading as" setting, where
> > you can define the identification string that will be supplied to t with
> > your http connection. So, you can pretend to be any browser they want!
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Janina Sajka
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