On 30 Jan, Harriet Bazley wrote in message
Aording to the webmaster I contacted, *any* attempt to view his web
pages from your IP will be blocked after an access request from the evil
NetSurf, even if you subsquently use a different browser. If you
e-mail him, you can get the block removed (he told me he'd done mine),
but any reoccurrence of a 'blocked' user agent string will trigger the
automatic ban again.
It does seem a bit silly. Naive, even, since it won't ban anyone other
than those too innocent to fake their user agent ID....
More than that, if you're on dialup you will very likely be sharing that
IP address with many others, and may not get it back next time you
connect. So, unless he clears the block after a short while, he will be
blocking many other people -- who are probably using MSIE anyway.
Steve Fryatt - Leeds, England