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Re: Request: make the user agent string a define

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-09 05:11:25 CET

On Jan 8, 2005, at 8:54 PM, Steven H @ orcon wrote:

> Max Bowsher wrote:
>> SteveKing wrote:
>>> During the time in which you wait for a new server release, you
>>> can then only pray that all your users don't use that broken client
>>> anymore - not a very good scenario if you ask me.
>> But, more to the point, why are we discussing methods to solve a
>> problem
>> which has already been solved?
> Forgive my ignorance, but how do you solve the problem of bad clients
> (mis)communicating with a server if you cant get a 'id' of the client
> in
> order to deny it?

You don't. The point we're trying to make is that a client is judged
"bad" by its *behavior*, not some version number attached to it. We've
been talking about all the different ways to detect/prevent bad
behaviors... e.g. not attaching an issue number to a commit message.

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