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[How To] Manually Rip an Amazon s3 Bucket without s3 Ripper

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tacopalypse, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just in case you couldn't get s3 ripper working, or don't like using it, here's how to get s3 bucket contents manually:

    1) first, browse to the top level domain of the bucket. example: hxxp://bucket.s3.amazonaws.com

    2) if you encounter an "access denied" message here, then you're out of luck :(.
    the bucket's been properly protected, and s3 ripper won't work on it either.
    (side note: to properly protect your own s3 buckets, set the folder itself to private, while keeping all the files inside as public. leaving the folder public opens it to being scraped.)

    3) if the bucket isn't protected, you'll see a bunch of data. press (ctrl+s) to save it as an .xml file.

    4) open the file with excel, pressing [ok] to all the default options. column F (ns1:key) will show all the filenames.

    5) to download individual files, combine the filename with the bucket name and enter it into your browser's address bar. example: hxxp://bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/filename1.pdf

    that's it! :D
     
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  2. incomefast

    incomefast Junior Member

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    thanks , nice trick.

    I will use this to find some info :)
     
  3. Pelican1789

    Pelican1789 Registered Member

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    How to find the bucket name?
     
  4. brent360

    brent360 Junior Member

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    'View source' feature in your Internet browser of choice.
     
  5. speedy5044

    speedy5044 Regular Member

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    I know its an old threa m but i just come here googling "S3 ripper Alternative" because i need something that support 'Pause" and other otions , and im glad that i found it (thanks OP for this smart idea :) ) , just to show how you can download multiple files:
    Like the OP said , you open the XML file with excel and copy the column of the files name , after that you past it to notepad ++ ---> TextFx Edit ---> Insert (clipboard) through lines (after copying bucketname.s3.amazonaws.com ).
    Then download any file download manager , there is some good free lines , and import the txt file.
    Enjoy downloading free stuff :D

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  6. drluisbarrios

    drluisbarrios Junior Member

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    Nice Speedy !
     
  7. hotleatherdreams

    hotleatherdreams Registered Member

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    I have to ask, since the folder is private but the files are public, if I know the URL can I bypass the security ?
     
  8. Sjors

    Sjors Registered Member

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    Was also wondering this...
     
  9. jaerehan

    jaerehan Elite Member

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    Yes. If you know the s3 bucket, and you know the proper filename then you can download it. I can confirm that :)
     
  10. themarketingguy

    themarketingguy Newbie

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    hotleatherdreams and Sjors, how do you guys figure out the exact file url and how to make sure that you have the all the urls available that are in the bucket....????
     
  11. Psipherious

    Psipherious Newbie

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    I don't have MS Excel (only OpenOffice/LibreOffice) - perhaps there's a way I can import into one of those office apps the same way way Excel does but it doesn't seem to work with the default import settings if someone know s the correct settings.

    I realize I can manually open the file in notepad and pull out the filename keys but is there anything other than excel that will do that for me?

    Anyone know of a alternative "tool" other than the S3 Ripper and Excel that can convert the bucket XML file into a file listing?

    I've tried one called S3 Browser but it seems it doesn't allow you to just browse public buckets, you have to enter a key to connect to one.
     
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  12. taboy74

    taboy74 Registered Member

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    Noob question here. How would I know if the product is using Amazon S3 Bucket? Thanks
     
  13. fatboy

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    As this thread got bought back from the dead, here is a quick PHP script I put together to get the filesnames so you don't have to go from XML -> Excel etc. Self explanatory, put the name of the bucket at the top of the file and then run it.

    If people want I can try to make it into a web page - anyway, here is the PHP code:

    Code:
    <?php
    	$bucket = "http://birdnote.s3.amazonaws.com/";
    
    	$xml = simplexml_load_file($bucket);
    
    	foreach ($xml->Contents as $filename) 
    	{
       		echo "$bucket$filename->Key \n";
    	}
    ?>
    
     
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  14. natostanco

    natostanco Junior Member

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    well guys...keeping necrobumping up there is one little BIG problem here:

    <MaxKeys>1000</MaxKeys>

    the entries that are shown up are limited to 1000! how to show the rest? :D
     
  15. azad_forever

    azad_forever Newbie

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    Thanks for the code. I have made an online tool using your code. It can be find here: http://www.internetgeeks.org/online-tools/amazon-s3-ripper-online-tool/
     
  16. ProtectMyPrivacy

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    Nice online tool. Can you fix it to start further down the xml list from a number we add into a form field? right now it stops after it finds so many links it finds.