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Dale Irving dirving at sailsinc.org
Wed Nov 29 12:45:39 EST 2006

Hello Bill,
We also use Public Web Browser to access databases on our homework
computers, and although we currently have no Ebsco databases we did hit a
similar problem with others recently.  The problem seemed to be caused by
automated javascript page referrals during the login process. I used
SmartWhois to determine the necessary IP addresses
(http://www.tamos.com/products/smartwhois/).  They offer a free trial and
the product can be purchased for $29.

Dale Irving
Information Systems Librarian
Middleborough Public Library
Middleboro, MA
dirving at sailsinc.org

Original Message

Message: 7
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:31:01 -0500
From: "Bill Teschek" <bteschek at hampton.lib.nh.us>
Subject: [Web4lib] Ebscohost with Public Web Browser
To: web4lib at webjunction.org
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We've just started having a problem accessing our Ebscohost databases with
Public Web Browser. We use a white list to prevent people from using the
general Internet on such computers, and until very recently it has worked
Today, however, PWB is not allowing access to Ebsco databases because it says
they are not a permitted site. Something at Ebscohost is apparently trying to
load a page that we don't have in our white list. I called the company and
say that they haven't changed a thing lately, but our computers use Deep
so we haven't changed a thing either. Is anyone else who uses PWB seeing this
problem accessing Ebscohost?

If I could find a way to get a list of every page that is trying to load when
we go to that site I could probably figure it out for myself. Does anyone know
of a utility that will do this?

Bill Teschek
Assistant Director
Lane Memorial Library
2 Academy Ave.
Hampton, NH 03842

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