[thelist] hotlinking

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at frogger.kicks-ass.net
Fri Oct 31 08:41:42 CST 2003

On Friday 2003 October 31 03:54, DESCHAMPS Stéphane DSI/SICOR wrote:
> There was a discussion here a few months ago that said that more and
> more firewalls hide referer information to prevent easy hacking of
> some sort (sorry, no time to re-google the thread, but I thought
> you'd like to know anyway).

The Referer header has always been optional. No HTTP standard has ever 
said it was required.

Shawn K. Quinn

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