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Subject: Can't download this website!
Author: Gagan Singh
Date: 12/18/2014 14:00

Last Sunday I came across this website 'Internet Sacred Texts Archive'
But when I tried to download it using 'HTTrack Website Copier'program this
ERROR window popped up:
HTTrack has detected that the current mirror is empty.If it was an update, the
previous mirror has been restored.
Reason: the first page(s) either could not be found, or a connection problem
=>Ensure that the website still exists, and/or check your proxy settings<='

But the connection is working fine and the website is still operational.

When I clicked on 'View Log File', a window popped up saying:
'Info Log File'
'HTTrack3.47-27+htsswf+htsjava launched on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:04:01 at
<> +*.png +*.gif +*.jpg +*.css +*.js* -mime:application/foobar
(winhttrack -qwC2%Ps2u1%s%uN0%I0p3DaK0H0%kf2A25000%f#f -F "Mozilla/4.5
(compatible; HTTrack 3.0x; Windows 98)" -%F "<!-- Mirrored from %s%s by
HTTrack Website Copier/3.x [XR&CO'2013], %s -->" -%l "en, *"
<> -O1 "C:\My Web Sites\gg" +*.png +*.gif +*.jpg
+*.css +*.js* -mime:application/foobar )
Information, Warnings and Errors reported for this mirror:
note: the hts-log.txt file, and hts-cache folder, may contain sensitive
 such as username/password authentication for websites mirrored in this
 do not share these files/folders if you want these information to remain
18:04:02 Error:  "Forbidden" (403) at link (from
18:04:02 Warning:  No data seems to have been transferred during this session!
: restoring previous one!'

That said, I found this in the 'Abuse' section of the website in question:
                   Abuse of

What do we mean by abuse of this site? Well, if you download the entire site
over and over again using a web robot, you waste bandwidth that others could
use. It's also expensive: usually on any given day over half of the cost of
running the site is because of three or four users who engage in this kind of

For instance, in October 2007 the individual with the IP address of used 10 percent of the site's bandwidth during that month,
racking up over two million hits. That IP address is currently banned from
accessing sacred-texts. This is what we mean by abuse. There is no reason for
one individual to access this site that many times: they downloaded every file
at the site ten times over. This person must really really hate this site.

If you really, really, really want the entire contents of the site, you should
consider buying our DVD-ROM. It's a lot easier than downloading the site,
believe me. Too expensive for you? We have cheaper CD-ROMs which are always on
sale. Come on, you know you'd rather just get the disk.

If you insist on downloading the site, you might want to make a Donation to
defray the costs of your bad decision.

Please help me! Any help will be hugely appreciated. The contents of the
website are extremely important to me and I can't buy the CD-ROM(the website
owner(s) sell it for profit!) that contains the entire contents of this
website because of it's huge cost.


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