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Re: SM reported as Chrome?




On 3/2/2017 11:09 AM, David E. Ross wrote:
> 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.
> 

Running SeaMonkey 2.46 in Safe Mode (something I forget to mention in my
prior message), it said I am using Mobile Safari 9.0.

-- 
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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