I missed much of this thread - but catching up I haven't
seen a mention to Netscape 'Cookies'.
This is a machanism by which information can be passed
back and forward by the client & the server using yet
another Netscape extension.
The default cookies file on Unix is ~/.netscape/cookies
and looks like :
.netscape.com TRUE / FALSE 946702799 NETSCAPE_ID c65ffb1e,c64f06cd
.mcom.com TRUE / FALSE 946702799 NETSCAPE_ID c65ffb1e,c67a9432
This means that when the browser is going to either of those locations
it transfers the specific installation NETSCAPE_ID back to their server
along with all the other browser information.
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