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Re: SM reported as Chrome?




On 3/2/2017 9:38 PM, Daniel wrote:
> On 3/03/2017 11:01 AM, Mr. Ed wrote:
>> On 03/02/17 2:19 PM, David E. Ross wrote:
>>> 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.
>>>
>> You're right.  Makes all the other information suspect
>>
> Has anybody bothered to tell dslreports.com?? I don't know if they 
> invite feedback.
> 

Yes I did, and yes they do.

-- 
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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