script detection

cyclotron cyclotron at
Mon Jan 28 08:01:23 EST 2002

> > Is it possible to bypass this detection? How do they detect my script?
> There are probably many ways to detect a script. The common approach
> will be that scripts have minimal usage of protocol features, whereas
> full browsers use lots of them.
> For example, the typical browser will identify itself to the server,
> so that the server can respond differently depending on whether it is
> Netcrap or the Internet Exploder. If the client does not identify
> itself, it is probably a script.
> So unless you do already, you should add browser identification,
> faking to be one of the common browsers. If this still doesn't help,
> you should trace the conversation that the browser has, adding things
> list Host:, Accept:, Connection:, etc.

Ok thanx,
I'm fairly new to Python and I don't know anything about browser
identification. Do I add it with .putheader() ?
my code looks something like that:
        h = httplib.HTTP('')
        h.putrequest('GET', url)
        h.putheader('Cookie', 'username=myname%123456789')
        errcode, errmsg, headers = h.getreply()
        f = h.getfile()
        print( )
I get a page where it says something about that my login was
successful (so I think the cookie part works) but it also says "We
don't support scripts" in the html code.
How can I fake the browser identification? I couldn't find useful
information about it on the net.

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