403 forbidden with lynx www browser
sylvain.bertrand at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 13:07:29 UTC 2015
On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 03:57:21PM +0300, Maxim Dounin wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 10:00:01AM +1100, Sylvain BERTRAND wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 07:31:15PM +0000, Nelson, Erik - 2 wrote:
> > > B.R. Monday, November 23, 2015 2:26 PM
> > > On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 12:23 AM, Sylvain BERTRAND <sylvain.bertrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >>That's why I'm posting here: *Only nginx* www sites does block lynx. Something
> > > >>is not right there: a default aggressive blocking policy from nginx?
> > >
> > > >There is a difference between 'only websites I visit which happen to
> > > >use nginx' and 'every nginx websites'
> > >
> > > That may be true, but it's missing the point. This has come up before on the
> > > ML. The point is that he has observed something systemic. Maybe it's a
> > > default configuration that's tighter (as he suggested), maybe it's that
> > > admins who use nginx just hate lynx, or maybe it's something else.
> > >
> > > Whatever it is, there's *something* about nginx that's different.
> > You got it right.
> > The last web site... a friend sent me the link (:p), had to remove the user-agent from http headers.
> > http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/hacker-collective-anonymous-claims-isis-has-plans-for-more-attacks-on-sunday/
> The site in question uses CloudFlare, a big CDN and DDoS
> protection system known to use nginx. It's not really a surprise
> that a DDoS protection service uses an aggresive blocking policy
> not very friendly to various minor browsers. Nothing here that
> can be fixed by nginx though, and writing to this list is likely
> useless (well, some people from CloudFlare are likely to read this
> list, but I doubt they'll notice this thread, and anyway it's a
> wrong way to contact them).
Then, if I understand well, it's a CloudFlare mistake, who happens to use nginx only.
That makes sense, and is quite unfair for nginx to be displayed while applying
That's really mis-leading.
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