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Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 forbidden in Lynx but not other browsers?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] 403 forbidden in Lynx but not other browsers?
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 12:22:24 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.3.27i

On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 11:15:31AM -0500, Stef Caunter wrote:
> On Fri, 11 May 2007, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> >>>User-Agent: Lynx/2.8.5rel.4 libwww-FM/2.14 SSL-MM/1.4.1 OpenSSL/0.9.7d\r
> >>
> >>This is okay with 2.8.6rel.1 - are you really using 2.8.5? This might 
> >>explain things.
> >
> >I assumed the 2.8.5 was leftover in the optoins (since lynx does not
> >change it once it's set).  Clearing the field in the options menu will
> >force it to put in a current string.
> My understanding of [O]ptions is that there is no persistent User-Agent 
> setting (marked with (!) indicates this) - so UA string can lie if lynx is 
> aliased as 'lynx -useragent="hello from lynx2.8.5" ' but can't lie 
> otherwise.

That can be changed (and I'd forgotten it was one of these):


Thomas E. Dickey

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