403 forbidden with lynx www browser

Lukas Tribus luky-37 at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 25 18:29:53 UTC 2015

> The server header gives more information but what's displayed in the xhtml body
> of the 403 response is "nginx" only which is what will be displayed in the user
> www browser, and that's mis-leading and unfair for nginx. Maybe somebody
> should contact CloudFlare to make them modify their response bodies from stock
> nginx.

When cloudflare blocks a user-agent, its because the cloudflare customer
configured it to do so. Contact the customer, not cloudflare.

Also, when cloudflare emits a 403 error, the error page is *ALWAYS* cloudflare

Also see:

That is however not the case with rawstory.com.

- rawstory.com uses cloudflare, but
- cloudflare does not block lynx in this instance
- the backend (rawstory.com) nginx server blocks the user-agent

There is no one to blame other than the original host.



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