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Detect security settings of browsers

Matt Brown
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Does any web browser (IE, Netscape, Firefox, �) send the browser security configuration, such as �check server certificate revocation list (CRL)�, to the HTTP server when submitting a HTTP request? If yes, what mean is used to send the info (e.g., HTTP header�)? I�m trying to find a way to detect the security settings of user browsers on server side.


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Ulf Dittmer
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No, those aren't sent to the server that's being accessed. The browser does all that (e.g. checking the certificate revocation lists) separate from any user-generated traffic - the web app doesn't get to influence (or even know about) it.


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