Some websites refuse connection except from specific browsers. You can generally convince your Mozilla browser to identify itself as something else by adding something like:
user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)");
to the appropriate
prefs.js file. For example, with firefox,
the preferences file is something like
Plugins also exist to manage how the browser identifies itself to the server. The plugins will have names relating to user agent switching.
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