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August 25th, 2009, 12:55 PM #1Hotlinkers / Hosting
Today - a pretty large forum for a gaming type of a site had some users hotlinking images from my server to which caused my server to hang .. due to hundreds of requests for x images in x seconds...
Was wondering .. whats the general way to handle sites that are hotlinking images from your server?
I've emailed the site owner and requested for a filter / replacement function to be enabled so it will prevent users from linking to my site ..
Now - lets say the site owner deletes my email and doesnt care one bit ..
What should i do ?
thanksOpA! Giasou Ti kanies!
August 25th, 2009, 01:02 PM #2
- Depending on your hosting setup you should have some options on hotlink image protection, probably your best route.
- Replace the image on your server with a small but an obnoxious image - maybe a big banner for your site ;-)
- Remove / rename the image.
August 25th, 2009, 01:12 PM #3Originally Posted by SeeksSteven
so far so good!OpA! Giasou Ti kanies!
August 25th, 2009, 01:37 PM #4
I'm guessing that somebody is using your images as "something cool" in their sig area?
Replace the image with a banner advertising your site. URL in nice big, bold letters
August 26th, 2009, 12:42 AM #5
I'm with DavidH on making a very small size file but do something that advertises you and get some mileage out of it
August 26th, 2009, 02:28 AM #6Originally Posted by BlogBonnieBlog
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