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Re: [videoblogging] Prevent hotlinking (aka bandwidth theft)

By Lucas Gonze | Lucas Gonze <lgonze@...> | lucas_gonze
July 16, 2004 | Post #343 | Topic #340

--0-160645103-1089998824=:9726 Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE It's trivial to work around a referrer test. All you will accomplish with = this is to ensure that your work goes unwatched. As a side note, calling = people thieves is much more unkind than the situation calls for. On Fri,= 16 Jul 2004, Jack Hodgson wrote: > Thomas Scott, writing in A List Apart,= proposes a clever way to block bandw=3D > idth theft, > aka HotLinking. > = > "...if someone tries to hotlink one of your images, it'll fail =97 the br= owse=3D > r, instead of > receiving an image file, will receive the result = of showpic.php , which is =3D > sent as text/ > html . It'll realise it can= 't display it, and produce a broken image placeh=3D > older. > Bandwidth sa= ved. > > "On the other hand, if someone tries to link directly to your imag= es, they'=3D > ll get silently > redirected to an HTML page with your credi= t on it! No red X, no silly "deni=3D > ed" image =97 > just a handy page th= at shows them the image they want to see, and gives you=3D > credit > for y= our work. " > > I wonder if this could be reworked to protect videos from h= otlinking? I bet=3D > it could. > > http://www.alistapart.com/articles/hotl= inking/ > > http://www.jackhodgson.com/weblog/ > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Li= nks > > > > > --0-160645103-1089998824=:9726--