I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.

It sniffs your User-Agent.

If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA

IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA

IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA

NOT LINUX

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

@jomo @alexbuzzbee yeah, I had too call them to cancel my old apple id. Such a pain.

@jomo @alexbuzzbee it actually looks for Linux AND X11, I would say perhaps due to security concerns

@espectalll @jomo @alexbuzzbee if your security relies on user agents...... what are people paying you thousands of dollars for again?

@grainloom @jomo @alexbuzzbee it's not that, it's that you need to trust the clients to do their job. Sure, none of them are warranted to be safe, but X11 is vulnerable BY DESIGN. Even Windows won't just let any program catch any desktop I/O without admin permissions

@grainloom @jomo @alexbuzzbee yes, it's VERY easy to sort around. Yes, it's relatively easy to also detect false flags. And YES, the error message isn't very informative. AND YES, it's very opinionated and paternalistic if true. But it's Apple we're talking, after all.

@jomo @alexbuzzbee Seems to be fixed now, though, however; or not? I get a "HTTP/1.1 200" for "Linux" and "X11" and "X11; Linux".

@agbo @jomo It’s known to work for some now, but try “(X11; Linux)”.

@alexbuzzbee @jomo
Apple:
:drake_dislike: increasing security of our services
:drake_like: just block Linux traffic coz they’re probably all hackers anyways

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