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Why the following wget returns a 403/forbidden?

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I was curious as to why the following wget returns a 403/forbidden. The base url is accessed via the ff/chrome browser.. As far as I can tell/see, the cmd should match what the network is seeing regarding the headers/traffic.

wget -vvv --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0"  --cookies=on  --load-cookies=aa.lwp  --keep-session-cookies  --save-cookies=aa.lwp  --referer 
posted Apr 11, 2016 by anonymous

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Could be they have a wget deny in the web server which will be honored unless you force wget usage.
Check the man pages.
On my fc22, I am getting the index.html file, using an older version of FF.

But if you like, you can add the options -r --no-parent to get the whole enchillada or if you know the full path of the file you want, then you need to specify that full path.

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