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hi

i have the follow code that works well when i try to get the content off non https sites like www.yahoo.com or www.google.com but when i  try to get the content from https sites it gives me an hostexception error. It seems that it is not able to get content from https sites. Any way to do this?
import java.net.*;
import java.io.*;
 
public class jget 
{
  public static void main ( String[] args ) throws IOException 
  {
    try 
    {
        URL url = new URL("http://www.yahoo.com");
    
        BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(url.openStream()));
        String str;
 
        while ((str = in.readLine()) != null) 
        {
          System.out.println(str);
        }
 
        in.close();
    } 
    catch (MalformedURLException e) {} 
    catch (IOException e) {}
  }
}

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Add this to your code:

System.setProperty("java.protocol.handler.pkgs",  "com.sun.net.ssl.internal.www.protocol");
Security.addProvider(new com.sun.net.ssl.internal.ssl.Provider());

Here is an explanation:
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/javatips/jw-javatip96.html
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