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Re: SM reported as Chrome?




On 3/2/2017 10:31 AM, Mr. Ed wrote:
> On 03/02/17 12:39 PM, David E. Ross wrote:
>> On 3/2/2017 3:43 AM, Mr. Ed wrote:
>>> Interesting - Running speed tests on www.dslreports.com they have my
>>> browser listed as:
>>>
>>>
>>> Device / OS 	desktop / Windows Win10
>>> Browser 	Android Chrome version: 54.0.2840.85
>>>
>>>
>> Where (or how) does DSLReports show what browser you are using?
>>
> Go down left side select "Speed Tests".
> Select connection type and run tests.
> After test is done select "Results"  and scroll down.
> 
> Just did it again and this time I get:
> 
> 
> Device / OS 	desktop / Windows Win10
> Browser 	Firefox version: 51.0
> 
> Interesting since my User Agent shows neither Chrome not Firefox.  It is:
> User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 SeaMonkey/2.48
> 
> I think they need a better 'sniffer'.
> 
Hmmm!  It correctly got my system (desktop, Windows 7) on all tests.  On
the first test, it said I am using Safari 10.0.3.  On a rerun, it then
said I am using Chrome 56.0.2924.87.  Another rerun after disabiling my
Secret Agent extension, it then said I am using Android Chrome
58.0.3026.5.  (Is there a desktop version of Android Chrome?)

All this makes me doubt the accuracy of the DSLReports tools.

-- 
David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

Paraphrasing Mark Twain, who was quoting someone else:
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and
alternative truths.
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