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[Lynx-dev] Host Header Information

From: Graham R. Shutt
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Host Header Information
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:29:39 -0700

I run Ubuntu 8.04.2 on Linux crusoe #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jul 11 13:58:21 EDT 2008 i686 GNU/Linux.  I can access many web sites with Lynx. Recently, however, I tried to access my own web site with lynx 2.8.6rel4 and received an "HTTP/1.1 406 Not Acceptable" message.

The company that hosts my web site told me that Lynx does not support sending "host header information." (Apparently, the solution, from their point of view, would be to have a static IP address assigned to my domain).

Other text-based web browsers, such as elinks and w3m, work fine with my site.

My question is this: is there any interest in enabling Lynx to support host header information -- assuming that this is a correct diagnosis? Are there other issues involved?

I am aware that it is possible to use the -useragent switch to modify the user agent on a session-by-session basis. Doing so does enable me to access my site.

I am quite fond of Lynx and would like to be able to use it without too much fooling around.

Thank you for your attention.


Graham R. SHUTT
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