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java maskeraiding as firefox - how?

 
chop ficaro
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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
NO! I'M GIVING YOU A 403!
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
 
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So you want us to help you cheat?
 
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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
 
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I believe that HttpClient would have also allowed you to do this.
 
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