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Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 forbiden errors?

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 forbiden errors?
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 21:10:23 -0400 (EDT)

Perhaps, smiling, but the result is the same.
I got it twice today at other locations. Some mistakenly believe the browser is not updated too, but the basic question is how one avoids the error. what information can be given to sites generating the error so the browser can work there?
They want to insure it can work at transom.


On Sat, 9 Jun 2012, Thomas Dickey wrote:

On Sat, Jun 09, 2012 at 06:29:21PM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
Greetings folks,
I recently met with one of these at a professional site to which I belong,
I hope I spelled that correctly.
In any case when I informed support of the error their web person told me
that there is a hacker? command that uses lynx, and will damage a site.
aS a result some places will block lynx the command and perhaps
unintentionally block the browser as well.

well, as information gets passed from one person to another,
there's alway lossage.  Looks like that web person's several
stages away.

An informed response would have been something along the lines
that lynx (and some other programs such as curl) have been noted
for their usefulness in scripting, and less noticed for interactive
use.  Some lists of these have gotten passed around and used to
shun those user agents.

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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