Lynx Information

  • Lynx Users Guide v2.7

    Le plus ancien web browser encore en service est toujours d’actualité. A l’époque du #paywall il permet de contourner pas mal d’obstacles parce qu’il est considéré comme inoffensif par pas mal de scriptes qui bloquent l’accès à des pages pour le reste des visiteurs non connectés au sites payants.

    Bonus gratuit : Avec Lynx on est à totalement l’abri des scripts nocifs sur les pages web, enfin prèsque.

    Lynx a un seul inconvénient : les pages qui ne marchent qu’àvec #javascript restent inaccessibles - mais ne faites pas confiance au message d’erreur qui s’affiche quand vous éteignez JS dans votre brouteur habituel ; assez souvent Lynx affiche joliment des pages web qui exigent du JS dans Chrome, Firefox et d’autres systèmes plus « modernes ».

    Lynx is a fully-featured World Wide Web (WWW) client for users running cursor-addressable, character-cell display devices (e.g., vt100 terminals, vt100 emulators running on PCs or Macs, or any other character-cell display). It will display Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) documents containing links to files on the local system, as well as files on remote systems running http, gopher, ftp, wais, nntp, finger, or cso/ph/qi servers, and services accessible via logins to telnet, tn3270 or rlogin accounts (see URL Schemes Supported by Lynx). Current versions of Lynx run on Unix and VMS.

    Lynx can be used to access information on the WWW, or to build information systems intended primarily for local access. For example, Lynx has been used to build several Campus Wide Information Systems (CWIS). In addition, Lynx can be used to build systems isolated within a single LAN.

    Pour le #mail c’est pareil, je redécouvre #Mutt qui est très puissant aussi.

    The Mutt E-Mail Client

    “All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less.” -me, circa 1995

    web browser - Using Lynx on potentially malicious websites - Information Security Stack Exchange

    in theory, you are still vulnerable. Even in Lynx there are still components that parse HTML, interact with the network, keep track of cookies, etc (tip: use curl or wget to just download the page without even parsing it to be even more careful). That is still quite a big attack surface, though I would consider it safe enough at this point. Maybe not safe enough against a targeted attack from a powerful attacker, but definitely safe enough for random Android websites.

    Deluge of Browser Security Issues Drives Mass Migration | Netcraft

    April Erste, Public Relations Manager at the First National Bank of Oki Koki, told Netcraft that users are migrating to Lynx because of its speed and advanced security features. She added: “Lynx has not once suffered a buffer overflow in its image processing, and indeed has suffered no security vulnerabilities at all in the last 2 years.” By comparison, the most recent Firefox security update was only 4 days ago.

    The bank also notes that Telnet remains popular with a small group of its customers. Although it lacks the sophisticated user interface of Lynx, many security experts argue that Telnet is significantly more secure and has the largest installed base of any browser.

    Erste said that while the bank is dedicated to providing an accessible online banking experience, some customers still report difficulties when trying to make HTTPS requests through Telnet without the aid of an extended keyboard layout.


    Lynx Information

    Many user questions are answered in the online help provided with Lynx. Press the ’?’ key to find this help.

    LYNX – The Text Web-Browser

    This is the toplevel page for the Lynx software distribution site.

    The current development sources have the latest version of Lynx available (development towards 2.8.9).
    The main help page for lynx-current is online; the current User Guide is part of the online documentation.
    The most recent stable release is lynx2.8.8.

    P.S. Lynx marche très bien sous Windows ;-)

    #WWW #censure #privatisation