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    ABW Ambassador Georgie Peri's Avatar
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    Question Hotlinkers / Hosting
    Greetings all,

    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 ?


    thanks
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    1. Depending on your hosting setup you should have some options on hotlink image protection, probably your best route.
    2. Replace the image on your server with a small but an obnoxious image - maybe a big banner for your site ;-)
    3. Remove / rename the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeeksSteven
    1. Depending on your hosting setup you should have some options on hotlink image protection, probably your best route.
    2. Replace the image on your server with a small but an obnoxious image - maybe a big banner for your site ;-)
    3. Remove / rename the image.
    What I did was replace the image with a blank file that is like 0 bytes ..

    so far so good!
    OpA! Giasou Ti kanies!

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    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
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    I'm with DavidH on making a very small size file but do something that advertises you and get some mileage out of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlogBonnieBlog
    I'm with DavidH on making a very small size file but do something that advertises you and get some mileage out of it
    Ditto!

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