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Old 08-20-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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I have a dynamic ip address. When I go on vacation, I still need to VNC to my computer at home. Last year, I set up a small VB6 program on a scheduled task to read my ip address from your automation site once a day, in case it changed.

I tested this again today, and I got in the response

"The owner of this website has banned your access based on your browser's signature" and a little later it correctly listed "Microsoft URL Control" as the user agent.

But it also listed my ip address in the response.

I can live with error message as long as my ip address is returned, which it is, but I don't want to do anything against the rules.

Is there something I am doing wrong, or a better way to go about this?

Thanks for reading, and also thanks for the website.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Salami.

Winiadmin will pick up this thread and let you know what you need to do.

Grammar is important. For instance, commas save lives:

Let's eat grandpa.


Lets eat, grandpa.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #3
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Our Automation FAQ will tell you to set your UA to something common.

Let me know if that works.
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