What does Anon mean?

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What does Anon mean?

Post by Guest » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:42 am

ABE_rules.pdf says this:

Anonymize (synonyms are Anon and Logout) – strips Authorization and Cookie headers, turns methods different than GET, HEAD and OPTIONS into GET, remove upload data, then sends the modified request.


I've tested Anon on some sites. google, apple, disqus and a lot some more set - unflustered - cookies. This boards cookie for example was blocked. :)

So, i am not sure what Anon really does?

turns methods different than GET, HEAD and OPTIONS into GET.


Maybe someone can explain this in simple english?
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Re: What does Anon mean?

Post by barbaz » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:57 pm

Anon blocks cookies from being sent to the server. It's basically for stripping a user's login from a request to a site.
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Re: What does Anon mean?

Post by Thrawn » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:00 pm

Also, IIUC, it blocks POST bodies and Authorization headers.
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