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Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx browser can not connect to

From: Tim Chase
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Lynx browser can not connect to
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:51:08 -0500

On 2013-10-09 10:34, Jason Min wrote:
> When I use Lynx browser to connect to, it
> fails after 10 trials, whereas other browser like firefox and
> chrome have no problems.

It looks like it's sniffing the User Agent and acting broken when it
receives something it doesn't recognize.  I just swapped my
user-agent string (in the Options) from my default Lynx user-agent of

  Lynx/2.8.8dev.12 libwww-FM/2.14 SSL-MM/1.4.1 GNUTLS/2.12.18

to the user-agent string from my copy of Firefox:

  Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

and it at least loaded (I'm not familiar with the site, so I don't
know what to expect).

It's bad site-design on their part to only allow certain user-agents,
but you can't control stupidity.


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