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Re: libwww blocked

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2008 22:10:22 +0000
Message-ID: <477C0BCE.9000904@googlemail.com>
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
CC: Urs Holzer <urs@andonyar.com>, www-amaya@w3.org

Irene Vatton wrote:
> Do you need why these servers block all "libwww" or "lwp" requests?
> They have problem with pipelining?

I'd guess it has more to do with crude anti-spam measures. A lot of 
spambots apparently have libwww in their UA headers, which makes some 
people think it's a good idea to block all UAs with libwww in the UA header:

http://johannburkard.de/blog/www/spam/The-top-10-spam-bot-user-agents-you-MUST-block-NOW.html

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
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