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What is Hotlinking Protection

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ene, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. ene

    ene Member

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    Was poking through my CPanel and noticed Hotlinking Protection. What is this and how does it work?

    I am interested in attempting to protect the images on my site and wanted to know if this could be used for that purpose?


    Thanks,

    ENE
     
  2. Marty

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    It prevents what is described here:

    http://altlab.com/hotlinking.html

    It will not prevent somebody from downloading an image directly from you site. Actually, nothing will prevent that. If the image is displayed, I can always hit the print screen button and past your image into an image editing program.
     
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