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Re: libwww blocked

From: Urs Holzer <urs@andonyar.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 12:02:09 +0100
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <200801021202.09528.urs@andonyar.com>

Am Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2008 09:42 schrieb Irene Vatton:
> On Tuesday 01 January 2008 18:13, Urs Holzer wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Some Servers block all requests with "libwww" or "lwp" inside the
> > user agent header. (They answer with 406 Not Acceptable I think.)
> > Amaya uses libwww and has "libwww" in the user agent header it
> > sends, right?
>
> Yes.
>
> > Is there a way to change this without recompiling Amaya?
>
> No, but we could remove the string in next versions.
> Do you need why these servers block all "libwww" or "lwp" requests?
> They have problem with pipelining?

They want to prevent bots from harvesting email adresses and flooding 
publicly editable resoures such as wiki sites. Perhaps the people who 
write those bots use libwww (because it is really easy to use) and 
don't care about the user agent header.
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