[TYPO3-typo3org] Downloading patches from forge with wget not possible

Michael Stucki michael at typo3.org
Mon Apr 6 10:11:13 CEST 2009

I think I remember that Robert did some adjustments to avoid crawler eat
up the whole site. Until then, this was the main reason for massive
performance problems...

- michael

Steffen Müller schrieb:
> Hi.
> When you are working on the command line and want to directly download
> patches from forge with wget, you'll run into a 403 Forbidden.
> There seems to be a user-agent filter, which prevents wget from
> accessing files on forge by comparing the user-agent string against the
> term 'wget'.
> IMHO this is a bug, since it complicates working on a command line when
> testing and patching bugfixes.
> Workaround is:
> wget --user-agent="User-Agent: Trick the wg3t filter"
> http://forge.typo3.org/attachments/download/904/bug_2821.diff
> Please remove the filter. Thanks.

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