I recently ran Xenu link checker on my site. I link to several Wikipedia pages and ever wiki page generates a 403 code. Here is an example of the message:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska error code: 403 (forbidden request), linked from page(s): http://www.mysite.com/page.html
I know a 403 error code is:
A 403 Forbidden is an HTTP status code returned by a web server when a user requests a web page or media that the server does not allow them to. In other words, the server can be reached, but the server declined to allow access to the page.
My question is why does it generate that error? I can click the page without issue. Does it have something to do with the checker running scans?