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Hot Link doesn't work?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by xnull, Jul 30, 2002.

  1. xnull

    xnull Well-Known Member

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    I have clients that have said since hotlinking was added, it has not worked.

    &I have tired over and over to use the hot link protection system and it does not work- People are still able to link images and such off my server.& says one of them.

    That particular client wants mod_rewrite installed so leeching images can be stopped - but cpanel's built-in feature should take care of this.

    She's reported that removing the URL's to access it - her own domain that she put in there - failed and her site was not even able to view images on her own domain until she reenabled it. It seems to protect the wrong thing or just plain not work at all.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    it works for me!

    Did you know that cPanel hotlink protector is **actually** using mod_rewrite by adding entries to the .htaccess file. I use it, and it works well: this gal has been linking to my site, and, I made a monkey out of her:
    http://profiles.yahoo.com/lilboo21_99
    All of my images are available from my own site; so, your user has likely done something incorrect. If she uses frontpage, there may be a conflict with FP entries in .htaccess and the mod_rewrite entries... What I did, was, copy the relevent portion of .htaccess to .htaccess in a folder where all my images to protect are located, and then every folder under that is protected, but, other folders are not protected: example: http://newfield.tv/linktest.html 1st image is in protected folder, 2nd inmage is not protected.
     
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    xnull Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know that, but it makes sense (mod_rewrite). I'll have to suggest those things to her.
     
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    well the hot link protection function kills my site... it completley shuts it down to a 403 error (Forbidden
    You don't have permission to access /index.php3 on this server.)
    and nothing at all works..

    any clues as to how to fix it??
     
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