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I was trying to download a pdf from the intel website at this address. When I open it through the browser(google-chrome) there seems to be no problem in viewing it or storing it on the my hard disk.
But when I tried to
I got the following error:

Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2012-03-12 16:12:25 ERROR 403: Forbidden.
FYI, There was no login required on the website. Why would this happen?

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User-agent filtering? – Mar 12 '12 at 20:19
Maybe the server handles command-line user agents differently than "normal" browsers? – slhck Mar 12 '12 at 20:19
That was it. Thanks – Lelouch Lamperouge Mar 14 '12 at 0:13

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

In this case the site is checking User-Agent. wget --user-agent=Safari ... downloads the file without problem. (Everyone fears blocking Apple's customers, apparently.)

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I try to download this file failed:wget --user-agent=Safari… – sam Oct 8 '12 at 2:22
How to solve that problem? Thank you~ – sam Oct 8 '12 at 2:23
You should ask a new question – Lelouch Lamperouge Mar 14 '13 at 4:23

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