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Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx doesn't track use for most sites

From: Stefan Caunter
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx doesn't track use for most sites
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:34:35 -0400

On Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:35 AM <address@hidden> wrote:
>,, (and many
> others) rely on users' browsers to keep track of the pages they have
> accessed so as to limit use.  Although lynx keeps cookies, it doesn't
> run the script (or whatever it is) that these sites use, thus one can
> browse them without limit.

it does appear that is OK with lynx users freely browsing
their site (i can surf through dozens of articles from my ip

however, some limiting (wapo, i did not check newyorker) is more
sophisticated than this.

you will reliably be redirected to the front page of the washington
post, if you request any url at all and their counter says you've
reached your limit.

from my ip address, where i have reached my limit, any request to returns this response

lynx -head

HTTP/1.0 302 Moved Temporarily
Server: AkamaiGHost
Content-Length: 0
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:07:53 GMT
Connection: close


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