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Forbidden error trying to view image?

Discussion in 'Security' started by InternetPEI, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. InternetPEI

    InternetPEI Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    One of my accounts is acting up. Heres whats happening:

    Dir indexing is turned on. I can browse to domain.com/folder and see the images inside there, and can click on them to view them. But if I wanted to copy the url for one, example:

    www.domain.com/folder/image.jpg and pasted that in my address bar, I get this following error:

    Any suggestions on what to do to fix this?

    Thanks Jason
     
  2. PWSowner

    PWSowner Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like hotlinking is turned on.
     
  3. saff1

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    Hi,

    InternetPEI is considering hotlinking as a problem, you know what, i want that problem to happen to me , because i tried to protect my links through hotlinking feature in the cpanel , but still anyone can steal my phtos and use my bandwidth .

    thanks in advance for any help,
     
    #3 saff1, Mar 18, 2005
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  4. Xenon101

    Xenon101 Well-Known Member

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    thing is, with hotlink protection on people can still click the link, find the url, and paste it in another window.

    If they are REALLY despirate they can always visit www.yoursite.com then www.yoursite.com/image.jpg as this will say www.yoursite.com is the referrer. They shouldn't however be able to link directly to them if your hotlink protection works.
     
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