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#1 maladmin


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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:20 AM

New here but thought I'd start a conversation anyway. I spotted a weird thing with google this morning and thought I'd ask if it was already well known. Search google for 'hkcmd.exe' (or any phrase containing that string) and google returns a 403 'forbidden' header.
From what I can see hkcmd is something to do with intels hotkeys, why is google hidding this?


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Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:52 AM

I don't see any 403's

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:21 AM

I dont either, your right It just has to do with intels hot keys, why do you want to know about it?

Edited by the_patriot09, 21 October 2010 - 10:21 AM.



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Posted 21 October 2010 - 10:49 AM

Sorry the 403 was a red hering, apparently google doesn't like wget requests without a user string. However searchs containing the string cmd.exe are still blocked.

"You tried to access the address http://www.google.ca/search?q=cmd.exe&sourceid=opera&num=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8, which is currently unavailable. Please make sure that the web address (URL) is correctly spelled and punctuated, then try reloading the page."

Update: Seems the connection is only rejected when I search from a canadian computer,
From the US
tom@America:~$ wget --no-cache --user-agent='Opera/9.70 (Linux i686 ; U; zh-cn) Presto/2.2.0' http://www.google.ca/search?q=hkcmd.exe
--2010-10-21 15:56:21-- http://www.google.ca/search?q=hkcmd.exe
Resolving www.google.ca...,,, ...
Connecting to www.google.ca||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: `search?q=hkcmd.exe'

[ <=> ] 38,465 --.-K/s in 0.08s

From Canada
tom@Canada:~$ wget --no-cache --user-agent='Opera/9.70 (Linux i686 ; U; zh-cn) Presto/2.2.0' http://www.google.ca/search?q=hkcmd.exe
--2010-10-21 11:56:50-- http://www.google.ca/search?q=hkcmd.exe
Resolving www.google.ca...
Connecting to www.google.ca||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... Read error (Connection reset by peer) in headers.

Edited by maladmin, 21 October 2010 - 10:59 AM.

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