changing the User Agent

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Deleted member 23868, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. 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. 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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