[R] HTTP User-Agent header
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 28 16:43:34 CEST 2006
What OS is this?
If Windows, see the rw-FAQ Q2.19.
Otherwise, see ?download.file and choose a different download method,
or look at the source code (src/modules/internet/nanohttp.c) and submit a
On Fri, 28 Jul 2006, James P. Howard, II wrote:
> I am using R in an environment where the HTTP proxy server blocks
> browsers that do not send User-Agent strings.
Given how incredibly easy they are to fake, why?
> Through some testing, we have determined that R, by default (2.3.1) does
> not send a string when performing the chooseCRANmirror() function. Is
> there a setting
BTW, the chooseCRANmirror() function does not do HTTP: download.file() and
url() do and the help is at ?download.file.
> that allows us to manually set the User-Agent value?
> Thank you, James
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