[Lvlug] Re: Using the Pennsylvania Online Business Registration,
Interview (OBRI) from Debian 5.0
kbe2 at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Jun 3 13:30:52 EDT 2009
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> Message: 1 Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 11:59:26 -0400 From: Randy Kramer
> <rhkramer at gmail.com> Subject: [Lvlug] Using the Pennsylvania Online
> Business Registration Interview (OBRI) from Debian 5.0 To: lvlug
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> I'm trying to use the Pennsylvania Online Business Registration
> Interview (OBRI) from Debian 5.0.
> I have Opera 9.64, IceWeasel 3.0.6, and Konqueror 3.5.9 (on KDE
> 3.5.10) installed. None of those work. (I'm not even trying to
> make konqueror work, I like it, it's my default browser, but it has
> problems with a lot of the more complex pages.)
> The OBRI requires: "128-bit encryption, java script must be
> enabled, and you must use, at minimum, Internet Explorer 5.5 sp2 or
> Netscape Communicator 7.0."
> lots of varieties of 128-bit encryption enabled in each of them
> (but one variety so far not enabled in Opera).
> I've been experimenting with changing the browser identification
> string, but I don't really know the format required--in IceWeasel,
> I've tried things like:
> * "Firefox/3.0.6" * "Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2" * "MSIE/5.5sp2"
> In Opera, all I can do is choose things like "Identify as Internet
> Explorer" or "... Firefox" under site preferences.
> (Update: I've now also downloaded and installed Opera 9.27
> (because, iiuc, the newer versions of Opera (newer than 9.50?) have
> disabled some of the less secure encryption protocols), and Opera
> 10.00.4402.gcc4.qt3, and tried them with all 128-bit encryption
> protocols enabled and identified as and masked as Internet Explorer
> and Firefox.)
> I've googled to try to find things like: * the proper format for a
> browser identification string * where to change the string (found
> that for both browsers) * to see if anyone has used OBRI with
> either IceWeasel or Opera --although I haven't checked every hit,
> I've browsed through the google listing and found nothing to help *
> various other stuff that I found
> I've sent a request for assistance to the web site.
> I've considered downloading and installing firefox in place of
> IceWeasel--initially that didn't work, I guess I have to make
> another repository "available", or maybe download it directly from
> I'm going to continue to look into this, but I wonder if anyone
> here has been successful accessing the OBRI with IceWeasel, Opera,
> or FireFox and has any hints to offer.
> Thanks! Randy Kramer
If someone else hasn't mentioned it yet, you should definitely try the
UserAgent Switcher FF add-on with Iceweasel.
I'm using Debian 5 and Iceweasel 3, and confirmed your experience
(that the OBRI refused to let me in).
Using the UA-Switcher, I select "Internet Explorer 7 (Windows Vista)",
and I can proceed to the login screen.
Keith Erekson '03, '05
LTS Systems Analyst
keith at lehigh.edu
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