Switch User Agent


#1

Hi all I’m writing an application in ruby and I need to change the
UAProof of an HTTP request that I’m sending out. (To pretend that my
browser is a mobile phone) does anyone know how to go about it.

Many thanks


#2

Alex A. wrote:

Hi all I’m writing an application in ruby and I need to change the
UAProof of an HTTP request that I’m sending out. (To pretend that my
browser is a mobile phone) does anyone know how to go about it.

Many thanks


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I haven’t seent the term UAproof before, but the open-uri and Net::HTTP
ways of opening URLs are both dict-like as far as passing User-Agents
etc:

http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/open-uri/rdoc/

e.g.
Net::HTTP.start( ‘www.digg.com’, 80 ) do |http|
print( http.get( ‘/’, “User-Agent” => “foobar” ).body ) ; end

setting referrer/referer (can’t remember which is correct!) is similar


#3

Sorry mate I meant User Agent (I’m a bit new to the world of ruby and
internet)
What I’m doing is a web site that changes normal PC websites into MCS
sites I’ve got three ifreams so that the rendered sites can be
previewed, all I need to do is change the user agent of the request
object so that my application delivers the content for different user
agents.

Thanks a lot !

gene.tani wrote:

Gene T. wrote:

I haven’t seent the term UAproof before, but the open-uri and Net::HTTP
ways of opening URLs are both dict-like as far as passing User-Agents
etc:

http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/open-uri/rdoc/

e.g.
Net::HTTP.start( ‘www.digg.com’, 80 ) do |http|
print( http.get( ‘/’, “User-Agent” => “foobar” ).body ) ; end

setting referrer/referer (can’t remember which is correct!) is similar

whoops, forgot the great zenspider slides:
http://www.zenspider.com/dl/rubyconf2005/open-uri.pdf


#4

Gene T. wrote:

I haven’t seent the term UAproof before, but the open-uri and Net::HTTP
ways of opening URLs are both dict-like as far as passing User-Agents
etc:

http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/open-uri/rdoc/

e.g.
Net::HTTP.start( ‘www.digg.com’, 80 ) do |http|
print( http.get( ‘/’, “User-Agent” => “foobar” ).body ) ; end

setting referrer/referer (can’t remember which is correct!) is similar

whoops, forgot the great zenspider slides:
http://www.zenspider.com/dl/rubyconf2005/open-uri.pdf