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Re: [Lynx-dev] Getting the "Forbidden" error message

From: Jude DaShiell
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Getting the "Forbidden" error message
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:54:22 -0400 (EDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.11 (NEB 23 2013-08-11)

I haven't checked that really current version out yet but was using development versions of lynx that kept getting me access denied and this was with the correct credentials. Later I found in my gmail when I was able to access it with another browser that the attempt had been blocked by google since the program used to attempt the access didn't have enough modern security equipment in it for google to allow a connection unless or until I lowered security to use legacy software. Don't you just love calling lynx-dev legacy software even though it still has active support? I don't!On Wed, 1 Jul 2015, Stefan Caunter wrote:

Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:24:41
From: Stefan Caunter <address@hidden>
To: Jude DaShiell <address@hidden>
Cc: David Woolley <address@hidden>,
    "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Getting the "Forbidden" error message

News to me.

Are you saying that lynx over https cannot talk to gmail?


Lynx Version 2.8.9dev.3 (05 Jan 2015)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1j, ncurses 5.9.20110404
Built on darwin13.4.0 Jan  5 2015 21:06:25

gmail loads basic html version just fine for a gmail account, see
header from logged in session

HTTP/1.0 200 OK
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Content-Security-Policy: script-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'
'unsafe-eval' 'nonce-ZJsmcZTNYUBsA/VEKdc6UwT/3LE'
om;frame-src 'self';object-src 'none';report-uri
Cache-Control: no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate
Pragma: no-cache
Expires: Fri, 01 Jan 1990 00:00:00 GMT
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:22:10 GMT
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN
X-XSS-Protection: 1; mode=block
Content-Length: 0
Server: GSE
Set-Cookie: GMAIL_ZY=e; Path=/mail/u/0; Secure; HttpOnly
Alternate-Protocol: 443:quic,p=1


Stefan Caunter
Hamilton, Canada

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 11:58 PM, Jude DaShiell <address@hidden> wrote:
Well, if someone tries reading gmail using lynx and security level on their
account is set to high, lynx will not be allowed access since it hasn't got
all of the modern security equipment installed in google chrome.

On Tue, 30 Jun 2015, David Woolley wrote:

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:59:25
From: David Woolley <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] Getting the "Forbidden" error message

On 30/06/15 21:29, Shel Talmy wrote:

Hi, via google, acknowledge this has been going on for years, and it's
happening to me increasingly.

I'm using LYNX 2.87, which apart from from the above, works fine.

Please tell me what to do to correct this, and thanks.

If you are being asked for a password, supply the right one.  Otherwise it
is likely to be a legal question, rather than a technical one, i.e. is there
any legal reason why the servers should not refuse to talk to Lynx, and if
so, are you prepared to take the operators to court.

In many cases of discrimination against Lynx, using the user Agent string
for a recent IE or Mozilla may get round the block, but the site may then
serve web applications that only works on those browsers.

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