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changing the User Agent

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by gijs73, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. gijs73

    gijs73 LI Guru Member

    Is it possible for tomato to change the user agent string on out-going http requests?

    I don't have a pc running 24/7 that could run squid, although I wouldn't be opposed to running squid on the router, if a binary for it existed somewhere. That seems like overkill just to change the user-agent.

    Any ideas?
  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Tomato has no means of knowing what an outbound HTTP request is - it certainly isn't doing that level of outbound stateful packet inspection. Without some sort of proxy agent (like squid, but I agree that it is extreme overkill and not really the way it was intended to be used), this won't be possible. I'm not aware of a proxy currently compiled for Tomato that is capable of masquerading the http-agent.

  3. phuque99

    phuque99 LI Guru Member

    maybe you could consider installing / forcing upon all pcs with firefox and modify header addon. probably much easier and less pain than making a router + firmware do what it isn't supposed to be doing.
  4. gijs73

    gijs73 LI Guru Member

    The PS3 was a web browser built in, but certain sites, like hulu, block the PS3 (via the user-agent). I can't change the user-agent on the PS3, so it would be really cool to have the router change it on the fly. Maybe a modified proxy of some sort.

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