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Hot Link Protection

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Aerosmith, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Well-Known Member

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    What is the new Hot Link Protection that is listed under the Advanced menu all about? Just had one of my clients ask about it and I haven't noticed it before.


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  2. awsol

    awsol cPanel Test Bitch

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    Hot linking is something that alot of sites do. Let me explain it. Hot linking is when a site links to one of your files. Lets say you were offering a program that was 20mb to all your visitors. If another site wanted to they could just use that link and put it on their site. Thus wasting all your bandwidth. With hot link protection you can set the domains which are eligible to link to your files. If you don't want anybody linking just put your domain in there.
     
  3. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Well-Known Member

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    :p

    YEAH! I kind of thought that was what it was supposed to be but really was not holding my breath. On some of my sites and my clients sites there are a number of orginal works that we do not want leached. This is a great addition to the system.

    Side note: To those who do code this application a big thank you. Many of us appreciate that you have written (and continue to write) a damn fine piece of software. The fact that you actually listen to input and have a desire to make this a tool that users at all levels can implement and have work correctly is great. Keep up the good work and dole out an extra round of moon pies at lunch tomorrow for your efforts!


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  4. TRAIN YARD SOFTWARE

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    [quote:a1c7fc1437][i:a1c7fc1437]Originally posted by awsol[/i:a1c7fc1437]

    With hot link protection you can set the domains which are eligible to link to your files. If you don't want anybody linking just put your domain in there.[/quote:a1c7fc1437]

    Where is this &just put your domain in there&??

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  5. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Well-Known Member

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    Look in Cpanel you will see that by default a handful of permutations of your domain are listed as allowable. However, the Hot Link feature is DISABLED. You must enable it and optionally set a rediect URL. I have taken out the .png files as non-allowable and made the redirect point to a .png file with a message about the person leaching my files being a thief! :)
     
  6. First Faze

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    So where is it configed? I read the document it said to read and it talks about adding stuff to .htaccess and httpd.conf - That doesnt mean anything w as added? I dont see anything in the config files? Am I missing it?
     
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    Thankx


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  8. bdraco

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    [quote:a686cc3aaa][i:a686cc3aaa]Originally posted by First Faze[/i:a686cc3aaa]

    So where is it configed? I read the document it said to read and it talks about adding stuff to .htaccess and httpd.conf - That doesnt mean anything w as added? I dont see anything in the config files? Am I missing it?[/quote:a686cc3aaa]

    Look under the advanced menu in the default theme
     
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