[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #2931: User-Agent Used When Requesting /wp-admin/execute-pings.php?time= Should not be Blank

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Sun Jul 9 05:51:38 GMT 2006

#2931: User-Agent Used When Requesting /wp-admin/execute-pings.php?time= Should
not be Blank
 Reporter:  macmanx         |       Owner:  anonymous                   
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  new                         
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:  2.0.4                       
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  2.0.3                       
 Severity:  major           |    Keywords:  execute-pings.php user-agent
 Currently, WordPress (v2.0.3) seems to use a blank user-agent when
 requesting /wp-admin/execute-pings.php?time=<number>.  This is a common
 technique used by spammers to avoid spam filters.  Without a user-agent,
 requests for files such as this (even if they come from one's own server)
 can seem very suspicious to the average log-reading user.  Similar to the
 previously reported (and fixed) bug #1713, WordPress should not be
 employing the use of common spam techniques, and should identify itself
 with a WordPress user-agent whenever possible.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2931>
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