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hotlink protection and IDM

Discussion in 'Security' started by LAZer, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. LAZer

    LAZer Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2010
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    hi , i have a question regardin hotlink protection and blocking internet download manager ( IDM ) direct link downloads .
    when i enable hotlink protection , if i download a link using browser , it will work fine it will show a 403 forbidden for [f] flag or redirect for [r,nc] flag.

    but when i copy that link to IDM , it can easily download and resume the file.
    so , is there any easy solution for blocking IDM direct download links ? or i should just use php and session and cookies or use a database for saving download links and generate a random file name for each session of download to prevent idm ?

    i have read that idm uses some specific header and i can block idm using that header details but i don't want to block idm for users that start downloading from site. i only want to block idm direct link downloads when the link is not entered from the allowed domain.

    Web Hosting Talk - View Single Post - prevent direct file download but allow php download via htaccess

    what do you suggest?
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
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    You are welcome to try implementing a measure like this and reporting back the outcome.

    Thank you.
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