Bancanet in Firefox

So going on with my adventures in the third world aka as mexico. I am now triying to deal with mexican banks and how to merge a service like Paypal and speak with my mexican accounts. I am still in the process and this is one key process on how to live with Linux in Mexico.

The bank system is clueless about Linux or any other OS other than Winbugs, that means Macintosh, Opera and Firefox browsers are just not even in the map.

Bancanet runs on a BEA Logic portal system which authenticate only to netscape and ie which leaves all PDA-OSX-Linux users out in the cold.

Firefox being the most widely use browser out there, has also bloggers doing their job and making recepies on how to hack Firefox to work with BancaNet.

I choose Alonso from dan-alonso.org on how to make this work with firefox.

Go to about:config and insert the option general.useragent.override which is the string of the browser to be able to work with the identification route. Then insert the value that will be compatible with Netscape 7.1 (not Mozilla).

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040210 Netscape/7.1″ Para que parezca Netscape/7.1

Having this might make your Linux processor fall to it’s knee but at least will work for the 5 min a month you might use it.

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