W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > ietf-http-wg@w3.org > July to September 2013

Re: [perpass] HTTP user-agent fingerprinting

From: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 14:42:07 -0400
Cc: "Patrick Pelletier" <code@funwithsoftware.org>, "Stephen Farrell" <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, perpass@ietf.org
Message-Id: <AC120B61-3BCC-422E-9B8D-FD89089ACBCD@la-grange.net>
To: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
Nicolas Mailhot [2013-09-16T12:34]:
> User-Agent is invaluable for filtering out pathologic web clients in a network without bothering legitimate users.

* At which level do you need to filter out? (proxy, server, )
* Which type of clients? (bot, browser, etc?)
* Why do you need to filter out?
* What are you looking for in the UA string?

/me is interested to know. I'm kind of collecting how the UA string is used out in the wild in good and bad ways.

Karl Dubost

Received on Monday, 16 September 2013 18:43:46 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:14:15 UTC