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  • carphone
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi all,

I am new to web design and am in need of some help. I have a download section on my site and another site is now linking directly to it.

I need to prevent this, if only for my bandwidth purposes. I did see a php tutorial here which was a little over my head (never used php before)

Is there any software out there that i can use to prevent others linking to my downloads (i dont mind paying for good software)

I tried this:
http://support.mypagesonline.com/htaccess.php

but this did not work, i can only assume that ntlworld do not support htaccess.

I have tried to search this forum to no avail.

Any help would be most appreciated

kind regards

Dan

http://www.unlockme.co.uk
  • b_heyer
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hrmmm... I would imagine if you are paying for your host it should have .htaccess support...

What does your .htaccess file look like?

(glad to see you looked around before posting :))
  • carphone
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Post 3+ Months Ago

norton fire wall has just advise the following

Quote:
Attempted Intrusion "Raq_Apache_dot_htaccess" from your machine against http://www.ozzu.com(64.246.0.65) was detected and blocked
Intruder: localhost(3337)
Risk Level: High
Protocol: TCP
Attacked IP: http://www.ozzu.com(64.246.0.65)
Attacked Port: http(80)


some attacking me or helping me???

regards

Dan
  • carphone
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Post 3+ Months Ago

content of my htaccess file is:


AuthUserFile /dev/null AuthGroupFile /dev/null
RewriteEngine On RewriteCond
%{HTTP_REFERER}!>http://unlockme.co.uk[NC] RewriteCond
%{HTTP_REFERER}!>http://www.unlockme.co.uk[NC] RewriteCond
%{HTTP_REFERER}!>http://213.232.107.144[NC] RewriteRule
/*http://www.unlockme.co.uk/downloads.html[R,L]

thanks

Dan
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Post 3+ Months Ago

norton firewall doesn't handle htaccess well. It's always been
a problem. I really need to learn what the setting is to tell
people to turn it off, because I hear about this problem a lot.

your htaccess file looks fine to me for wht you want to do.
  • rjstephens
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Post 3+ Months Ago

[shameless plug]
for $5 i will make you an easily modifiable perl script that checks the domain of the referer, and if it is your site, it internally redirects to the download file (meaning no-one sees the actual URL). If it isn't, it would redirect to another page. You could install seperate installations for all your downloads.

PM me if interested
[/shameless plug]

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