[thelist] Temporary Download Link

David Dorward evolt at david.us-lot.org
Mon Jul 1 19:42:00 CDT 2002

On Mon, 01 Jul 2002 17:24:28 -0700
Burhan Khalid <burhankhalid at members.evolt.org> wrote:

> Hello All :
> I wanted the survey the list members as to your opinions on creating
> random links for file downloading. For example, once a user enters
> their email, a random link is created for a file, which expires after
> a certain time. Any ideas on how to go about doing this? I'm open to
> suggestions (since this is at a design stage).

Initial thoughts:

You could try using the code from:


to send a usename and password to a PHP script which then checks the
parameters against a database (date, file, username, password as the
fields) opens the real file and then passes it on to the visitor.



where "downloads" is the php script

could result in


David Dorward                                   http://david.us-lot.org/
HTML email is a bit like using coloured paper and glitter ink on a CV.

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