#520 smtube uses an inappropriate User-Agent string, "Googlebot"

closed-fixed
nobody
general (155)
5
2012-08-14
2012-08-14
Radek Bíba
No

When smtube talks to YouTube, it identifies itself as "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.google.com/bot.html)". This UA probably shouldn't be used by an application like smtube, though. Not only is the identifier invalid, but some intrusion detection systems consider requests containing it suspicious; see http://doc.emergingthreats.net/bin/view/Main/2015529.

Discussion

  • Fixed in revision 4374.

     
    • status: open --> closed-fixed