[thelist] Hiding file location

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Fri Sep 7 13:57:54 CDT 2001

At 11:23 AM 9/7/2001, you wrote:
>Does anyone know if it's possible to hide the location of a file being
>downloaded? That is, if user can download .pdf files from a folder on the
>server (hosted W2K/ASP) can you hide where they're downloading it from so
>they couldn't snoop for other .pdf files they're not supposed to be able to

One way would be to make sure that directory browsing is turned off.

What we do currenty is do a binary read of the file via ASP then tell the 
browser via HTTP Headers that a PDF files is coming and "write" the file to 
the browser. You can then load up the download script with authenication 
and such to control access to the files.
Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

"Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."

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