Re: [Nolug] cox new orleans outage?

From: Mark A. Hershberger <>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 11:28:29 -0400
Message-ID: <87wu0kjiw2.fsf@weblog.localhost>

"Andrew S. Johnson" <> writes:

>> I didn't find a place in mozilla to change the user agent string. I might be
>> able to put everyone behind a proxy that mangles the string, but I'm
>> concerned that forcing everyone to surf through a proxy might break things
>> here and there.
> I never found one in Mozilla, either.

I found the following in various .js files in my Debian install.

./defaults/pref/vendor.js:1:pref("general.useragent.vendor", "Debian");
./defaults/pref/vendor.js:2:pref("general.useragent.vendorSub", "1.7.1-4");
./greprefs/security-prefs.js:1:pref("", "U");
./greprefs/all.js:52:pref("general.useragent.locale", "chrome://navigator/locale/");
./greprefs/all.js:53:pref("general.useragent.contentlocale", "chrome://navigator-region/locale/");

The UA string ends up being "User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux
i686; en-US; rv:1.7.1) Gecko/20040726 Debian/1.7.1-4"

Thats a place to start looking, anyway.


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