The client application used with a particular network protocol, such as http: or ftp:.
In computing, a user agent is software that is acting on behalf of a user. For example, an email reader is a Mail User Agent, and in the Session Initiation Protocol, the term user agent refers to both end points of a communications session. In many cases, a user agent acts as a client in a network protocol used in communications within a client–server distributed computing system. In particular, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol identifies the client software originating the request, using a "User-Agent" header, even when the client is not operated by a user. The SIP protocol followed this usage.
A User Agent is a short string that web browsers and other applications send to identify themselves to web servers.
Unfortunately, most browsers falsify part of their User-Agent header in an attempt to be compatible with more web servers.
UserAgents.com is a useful resource to help you understand what information is contained in a user agent string and get an analysis of your or any other user agent string.
The numerical value of user agent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of user agent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- agent utilisateurFrench
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