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: http://www.evolt.org/article/Make_your_PHP_code_portable/17/28117/index.html 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. e.g. http://myserver.com/downloads/username/password where "downloads" is the php script could result in http://myserver.com/downloads/dorward/bfj783hf93f01nf891 -- David Dorward http://david.us-lot.org/ HTML email is a bit like using coloured paper and glitter ink on a CV.