How to use url redirect in hotlink protection?

DeadManWalking

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What it does actually?

I have tried several things:
- Put a direct URL to an image, eg. http://domain.tld/forbidden.gif
- Put a URL to an HTML page
- Put a URL to a PHP page

None of them working(?), or at least nothing changes when I link the image from another domain. It just blocks the image. All of the above makes no difference from not entering a URL.

Also as a side note, there is a little bug in Hotlink Protection form. When I submit changes, and return to Hotlink Protection page, cPanel adds [.* ] -without brackets- to the beginning of the Extensions to allow form field.
 

cPanelDavidG

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If you wish to be able to access the image/files by entering them into your browser directly, check the box "Allow direct requests (ie. entering the url to an image in your browser)"
 

DeadManWalking

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Dec 9, 2004
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I see,
Quite confusing wording and order in the page though.

If you put the "Allow direct request" first, and than put the URL field saying: "Redirect user here when they make a direct request", it will make much more sense imho.

You can even make URL field disabled if user allows the direct requests.

Just my 2 cents ;)
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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I see,
Quite confusing wording and order in the page though.

If you put the "Allow direct request" first, and than put the URL field saying: "Redirect user here when they make a direct request", it will make much more sense imho.

You can even make URL field disabled if user allows the direct requests.

Just my 2 cents ;)
You're always welcome to submit that as an official enhancement request to http://bugzilla.cpanel.net for consideration :).