[Dextrose] identify XOs on network

Jerry Vonau jerry at laptop.org.au
Thu May 3 04:13:32 EDT 2012

Hi Sridhar,

On 3 May 2012 02:23, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:

> Is there a way to identify an XO from HTTP traffic, particularly when
> doing activities and OS updates?
> Yes, you can examine the "user agent" used in the web request.

I had this question from a schools network admin. If we can identify
> the XOs, we can set up special proxy rules for them to make things
> easier for users (e.g. to avoid proxy authentication).
log of request on a webserver using yum: - - [03/May/2012:02:36:57 -0500] "GET
/pub//repos/xoau-testing/repodata/repomd.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 1360 "-"
"urlgrabber/3.9.1 yum/3.2.28"

user agent: "urlgrabber/3.9.1 yum/3.2.28"

log of request on a webserver using sugar's software updater: - - [03/May/2012:02:40:53 -0500] "GET
/go/Activities/OLPCAU/11.3.1/Addons/884%2011.3.1-au HTTP/1.1" 404 322
"-" "Python-urllib/2.7"

user agent: "Python-urllib/2.7"

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