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Logging i nto Yahoo group

Shane Ray
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Joined: Sep 13, 2004
Posts: 7
hi:

here is what I want to do:

-->i want my Java client code to log into a Yahoo internet group that I have set up. I dont want this logging to happen via a browser. This group contains some XML files.

-->I then want to to be able to download those XML files to the client computer.

I have tried using HttpClient (a Jakarta project) but it seems that logging into Yahoo is problematic (understandably so) with all the re-directs that take place so as to prevent programmatic log in.

I am new to Java and that surely does not help as well. Are there some Java classes that perhaps might help me? Also, how can I simulate this logging in process without being rejected by Yahoo?

Much thanks.
Mark Spritzler
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Well to be honest, I would be really worried and scared to death if Yahoo allowed Java applications to log into a website and do things like download files. That would be a tremendous breach of security, and it would also allow many bad things to happen, caused by bad people.

It seems that being able to do that would be a huge Hack and Backdoor that would need to be closed real quick.

Mark


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Shane Ray
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Joined: Sep 13, 2004
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
Well to be honest, I would be really worried and scared to death if Yahoo allowed Java applications to log into a website and do things like download files. That would be a tremendous breach of security, and it would also allow many bad things to happen, caused by bad people.

It seems that being able to do that would be a huge Hack and Backdoor that would need to be closed real quick.

Mark


Well actually, there r some shareware programs out there that do this for u (and I think they r written in Java too)...not that am an ardent free s/w supporter, but why wud i pay for such s/w
Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
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I dont think it would be a hack. cuz if our program provides the right username and password and then start downloading the file then it should be ok.

incase somebody hack our account and download all the files via javaapp. it is the same as somebody hack our account and download the file manually.

isn't so???

And i think you should go for java bots. I have never worked on java bots but i read a book. can not remember the name but you can search it over internet by using some keyword

"bot", "aggregate", "spider". or you should try all together. all these words are present in the title of that book.
 
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