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    Web Ho - Design B!tch ~Michelle's Avatar
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    Why could we not use .htaccess to disallow Ebates servers from our sites. Granted, we would need to know all their server IPS, but for instance, JJJay found one. I will use it in my example.

    Create and .htaccess file and insert the below code (or add it to your exisiting .htaccess file)

    order allow,deny
    deny from 63.236.57.90
    allow from all

    You can also deny access under a whole IP Block if you desire.

    Whey wouldn't this work??

    I know this only would cure ebates, but what if you added the ips for all the scumlords?

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    Michelle, I don't know exactly how eBates works, but the software would be installed on the visitors computer, I think its the actual software that pops, it is interesting, another idea we can all look at.

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    Good point, but I was thinking, that software has to call home to ebates at some point, this would prevent ebates from calling back.

    I may be way off, but I wonder... hmmmm

    If someone has ebates MMM on their machine wants to be a guniea pig they could test this out. *LOL*

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    AS far as I know htaccess is for windows2000 and up, or is there also something equal for W98?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by carneol:
    AS far as I know htaccess is for windows2000 and up, or is there also something equal for W98?

    carneol<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The .htaccess file resides on your website server, not your computer.

    .htaccess is used to direct surfers to custom 404 pages, to redirect website traffic on a domain, to disallow image linking, etc.

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    This sounds like a better solution to me. We could add IP addresses as they spawn them.

    I am not technically knowledgeable But I like it so far.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by carneol:
    AS far as I know htaccess is for windows2000 and up, or is there also something equal for W98?

    carneol<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    .htaccess is part of Apache/UNIX server directives, it is server side only.

    it has nothing to do with any M$ products.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>.htaccess is part of Apache/UNIX server directives, it is server side only.
    it has nothing to do with any M$ products.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Unless you're foolish enough to run your webserver (apache derivative) on a windoze box. OK OK .. nobody does this you're right

    Anyway, this won't help.. ebates isn't interested in visiting your sites. Your visitors potentially have ebates installed on their own machines, client side.

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    Joseph's correct. Changing .htaccess on your webserver would have no effect on ebates.

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    Yeah, you'd have to edit the hosts file on the client's machine but you can't do that without their permission. I think this is what carneol was thinking of but it has existed since at least win95.

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    TopMoxie does not interact directly with affiliate websites. Their interaction is with merchant's websites only. The call to the ebates servers is once a participating merchant's site is landed on, no matter how the visitor got their (with the exception at present being from http referrer from qksr, ilnksyngery, etc -- that is the current exclusion list). In actualilty, for .htaccess to be used, it would have to be done most likely at the level networks servers. I don't think it would even work from the merchant's site. That being done at the network level would be an equivalent of the networks droppiing these companies.......

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    Well shoot.

    But hey, it was worth a shot!

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