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Wget - 403 Forbidden Error

Issue

When trying to download a file using wget you recieve a 403 forbidden error.

root@Fileserver html# wget [website] 
--2010-12-20 20:40:40-- [website]
Resolving www.maani.us... 75.125.128.242
Connecting to www.maani.us|75.125.128.242|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2010-12-20 20:40:41 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

Solution

wget -U firefox [website]

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RDonato

R Donato

Rick Donato is the Founder and Chief Editor of Fir3net.com. He currently works as a Principal Network Security Engineer and has a keen interest in automation and the cloud.

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