troubleshooting Question

using webrequest to get file list from website

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flynnyFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hi all,

I have a dynamically generated site whereby I want to provide a list of fonts (.ttf files) that are present in a public folder on a common resource site i have setup.

for example i have user1.myurl.co.uk which will host the generated site. I then want to use AJAX to contact resources.myurl.co.uk/fonts (this will store all common resources for these generated sites).

now i have to following code;

WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create(fonts_path);
        WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
        Regex regex = new Regex("<a href=\"?<url>.*\">(?<name>.*)</a>");
        List<KeyValuePair<String, String>> files = new List<KeyValuePair<String, String>>();

        using (var reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream()))
        {
            string result = reader.ReadToEnd();

            MatchCollection matches = regex.Matches(result);
            if (matches.Count == 0)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("parse failed.");
                return null;
            }

            foreach (Match match in matches)
            {
                if (!match.Success) { continue; }

                files.Add(new KeyValuePair<String, String>(match.Groups["url"].ToString(),match.Groups["name"].ToString()));
                Console.WriteLine(match.Groups["name"]);
            }
        }

        return files;

now the url is giving a 403 forbidden error on the webrequest. I have tried adding the .htaccess file to the root directory.

Can anyone please tell me what the issue coudl be herE?
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