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Re: lynx-dev Q: lynx shopping?

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Q: lynx shopping?
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 07:03:13 +0000 (GMT)

> I believe that this is probably a case where they are intentionally
> trying to exclude lynx, since they have no assurance of the way the

I doubt they care about Lynx.  They are probably trying to include
only specific browsers for the reasons that you quote.

> SSL was compiled. I suspect that their terms of service may specify

I believe Lynx has at least two specific problems with SSL:

- it doesn't check the authenticity of the site it is talking to;
  it only uses SSL for encryption;
- on platforms that don't generate truly random numbers, it generates
  session keys with poor randomness.

> usage of certain browsers, but I don't really know.

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