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Roger Shields

Joined: Nov 13, 2006
Posts: 4
I'm trying to read the contents of the reverse lookup page from at (Replace 8001234567 with any number.

But anyway, I get a with the message of
"Server returned HTTP response code: 403 for URL:".

But if you enter the url into your browser it brings up a web page.

Now my question, I'm wondering if anyone has any idea of what I can do to actually get the content of the page?
Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2062
Have you tried HttpURLConnection?
Roger Shields

Joined: Nov 13, 2006
Posts: 4
Yes, tried both. I can enter most other URLs, like and it works fine. My best guess is that it is a problem with the user agent or something.
Henry Wong

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 19505

An error code 403 is basically an "access denied" error code. It means that there is something with the request that the site doesn't like. Anyway, I took a quick look... and I guess there is a check to only work for supported browsers. So if you fake it out with something like this:

It seems to work.

[ January 20, 2007: Message edited by: Henry Wong ]

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