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Hotlink protection

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ultramagna, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. ultramagna

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    Hi, I was just cruisin around my cPanel from my shared hosting account and notice a Hotlink Protection tab and didn't know what it did so i clicked on it. I copied and pasted the whole area below so you could see what i mean. What i'm concerned with is how did "(AndrewSaluk)" get in the box below. AndrewSaluk.com is affiliated with TexasHoldem and is supposed to be a major SPAM website/freeway and I didn't put it in there??? Yes, and I have been getting a bunch of referrer spam from them. I'm just confused now. What does this mean and where did it come from?

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    Hotlink protection is currently enabled

    HotLink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files (as specified below) on your website. Other sites will still be able to link to any file type that you don't specify below (ie. html files). An example of hotlinking would be using a <img> tag to display an image from your site from somewhere else on the net. The end result is that the other site is stealing your bandwidth. You should ensure that all sites that you wish to allow direct links from are in the list below. This system attempts add all sites it knows you own to the list, however you may need to add others.


    Urls to Allow Access:
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    !-d
    !-f
    (andrewsaluk)
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