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Re: [Lynx-dev] Can't connect to bitbucket sing lynx

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Can't connect to bitbucket sing lynx
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:50:01 +0000
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On 07/11/13 14:40, Tim Chase wrote:
On 2013-11-07 15:28, Shérab wrote:
CSRF verification failed. Request aborted.
You are seeing this message because this HTTPS site requires a
'Referer header' to be sent by your Web browser, but none was sent.

The normal reason for requiring REFER is actually as an anti-deep linking measure, to make sure that you accessed the resource from their page which probably carries the advertising that pays for their site. It also helps stop simple automata.

You might need to check your lynx.cfg file for various REFERER*
settings.  In particular, you want to make sure that you don't have


but rather either

The reason people might want to use this is to make click trailing difficult, particularly cross-site click trailing.


or the less-secure

The common reason for this is to prevent search engine keywords being recovered.

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