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ebay users linking to orphaned images

Discussion in 'Workarounds and Optimization' started by keat63, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. keat63

    keat63 Well-Known Member

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    We seem to have a high proportion of ebay users who are linking thier Ebay ads to images on our web site. There are lots of different orphaned images.

    Code:
    [Tue Mar 14 11:50:36 2017] [error] [client IP-ADDRESS] File does not exist: /home/xxxxxx/public_html/images/uploads/mini-relay-base2.jpg, referer: http://vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=281938992113&t=1419922757000&tid=310&category=61522&seller=chargeelectrical&vipguid=cca17cb315a0a621c487d8d6ffde287f&excTrk=1&tto=3500&lsite=3&ittenable=true&domain=ebay.es&descgauge=1
    

    I'm unable to find the IP for ebaydesc.com so I can't block this in CSF.

    Is there another way I can alleviate this issue, maybe have a stock image show.



    Edit:
    This will suffice to at least get the message to the ebay users

    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}%{REQUEST_URI} !-f
    RewriteRule \.(gif|jpe?g|png|bmp) /path/to/logo.gif [NC,L]

    But as ebaydesc.com, appears not to resolve to an IP, is there a method I could use to block this completely.
     
    #1 keat63, Mar 14, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello,

    I'm happy to see you found a viable solution. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.
     
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