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Change the User Agent in Wget

The Wget application is a non-interactive tool to download data from a server using either the HTTP, HTTPS or FTP protocols. This article will focus on the HTTP and HTTPS protocols, as the user agent value has no relevance with the FTP protocol. There will be times when you need to download a web page, emulating a different browser. Some web sites may output different html code depending on the browser being used to request the page. By modifying the…

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Change the User Agent in Curl

The Curl application is a tool to transfer data from a server using a number of different protocols. The main protocols that are generally used are HTTP and HTTPS. There will be times when you need to download a web page, emulating a different browser. Some web sites may output different html code depending on the browser being used to request the page. By modifying the User Agent header on the http/https request, you can tell the server what browser…

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Common User Agent List

Below you will find a number of the most common browser user agents. You can use these user agents if you want to emulate a different browser with a tool such as curl, wget, or similar. Google Chrome Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/58.0.3029.110 Safari/537.36 Mozilla Firefox Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0 Microsoft Edge Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36 Edge/14.14393 Microsoft Internet Explorer 6…

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Get The Active DNS Servers On Linux

The Domain Name System (DNS for short) is one of the most important parts of the internet infrastructure. It converts the easy to remember domain names, into IP (and IPv6) addresses, that aren’t so friendly to the end user. Regardless of the distribution of Linux that you are using (such as Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Arch, Redhat, etc), the process of determining what DNS servers are currently being used for domain name resolution is the same. To determine what DNS servers…

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Common Cisco Router IOS Commands

The commands below show some of the more common day to day commands that you will use when configuring or diagnosing issues on a Cisco router that is running the IOS software. This can be used as a quick cheat sheet on the common basic commands. All these commands can be shortened to some extent. For example “show run” will actually execute the same as “show running-config”. enter privileged mode enable Show the current configuration show running-config Saving the config…

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