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Re: Problem downloading via curl

From: Dominik Neudert-Schulz via curl-users <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 17:44:33 +0200


The problem has been solved. It turned out that the intrusion detection system on
some machine in our network blocked every HTTP traffic that had the user agent set
to 'curl/<something>'.

If someone runs into the same problem, here is the message from the intrusion
detection system:

   Datum: 07/26 12:54:40 Name: ET POLICY curl User-Agent Outbound
   Priorität: 2 Typ: Attempted Information Leak

As a workaround one could change curl's user agent in ~/.curlrc by setting
some different user agent:

   user-agent = "lionking/0.0"

Received on 2019-07-26