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java maskeraiding as firefox - how?

chop ficaro
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Joined: May 02, 2010
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this is a tough one, but there's got to be a way to do it. my program accesses urls, but when it tries google, google says
because google doesn't like automated searches, it only wants browsers to visit google, not java programs.
the way it does this most likely is with the php variable $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']
it tests for the browser type, and if its not one of the major browsers, it returns a 403.
i need my java program to know when it is given this request, and i need to learn how to send back any string i want, because then i can tell google that java is firefox, when its not.

sorry about the spacing, it gave me an error telling me not to use abbreviations
Bear Bibeault
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So you want us to help you cheat?

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chop ficaro
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uc.setRequestProperty("User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)"); // Will set IE user agent
got it, this may also be the solution to my previous post

i love cheating lol
Rob Spoor

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I believe that HttpClient would have also allowed you to do this.

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