1996-01-16 - Re: Information Sent by Netscape during Queries

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From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
To: Bill Humphries <Bill.Humphries@msn.fullfeed.com>
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Message ID: <30FB47ED.416B@netscape.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-01-16 09:14:34 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 17:14:34 +0800

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From: Jeff Weinstein <jsw@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 1996 17:14:34 +0800
To: Bill Humphries <Bill.Humphries@msn.fullfeed.com>
Subject: Re: Information Sent by Netscape during Queries
In-Reply-To: <v01530503ad20cfd1d938@[]>
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Bill Humphries wrote:
> Here's some questions I hope some of the Netscape staffers on the list can
> help with.
> 1) Can we delete/rename or otherwise disable the MagicCookie file and still
>    use Navigator?

  Is your attempt to disable cookies all together or just disable
persistent (last across multiple sessions) cookies?  If you want
to disable persistent cookies and you are running on unix you can
just chmod the cookies file to be un-writable.  I don't believe that
there is a way to disable cookies in general.

> 2) Are there headers besides the standard HTTP/1.0 fields sent with our
>    http transactions? What are they?

  We send headers for proxies, caching, fetching byte ranges, and
cookies.  Some of these are part of HTTP 1.0 or extensions that
are being worked on in IETF or W3C working groups.

> 3) Can we go completely stealth inside of Netscape without a proxy server?

  No.  Right now you can't disable cookies, you can't disable
referer, and you can't mask your IP address.  I'd like to add
an option to disable everything that we can in some future
release, but there is nothing I can do about the IP address.


Jeff Weinstein - Electronic Munitions Specialist
Netscape Communication Corporation
jsw@netscape.com - http://home.netscape.com/people/jsw
Any opinions expressed above are mine.