Long Shot - MSN Group chat room access

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Sun Jun 11 02:19:57 UTC 2006

On 6/10/06, dgmm <freebsd01 at dgmm.net> wrote:
> I know this is a long shot but my GF want's know if it's possible to get into
> an MSN groups chat room using FreeBSD and Firefox (or any other browser.
> Currently, she's getting a canned "apology" page saying:
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> MSN Chat is not currently compatible with your Internet browser and/or
> computer operating system.
> Here's what you need to enjoy MSN Chat:
>                 Windows 95 or later
> At this time, MSN Chat does not work on Macintosh, Windows 3.1, Windows NT
> 3.1, and Unix Operating systems.
>                 Internet Explorer 4.0 or later
> You can download the latest version for free at:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie.
> - or -
>                 Netscape Navigator 4.x
> To find out more, go to: http://home.netscape.com.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Thanks for advice, pointers or other help you might be able to offer.

Firefox on my Win2k laptop can get to the real front page of msn chat
and the fact that they say that Netscape Navigator will work with
there site makes me think you just need to spoof your user agent
string. Try this: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/59/ and change
your agent string to something like this:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

I'd test it out for you but I don't have Firefox installed on my BSD
systems, I use Opera and my Mac OS X system is without a network
connection at the moment.

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