[thelist] Hotlinking prevention

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Tue May 4 07:16:30 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Howden
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 2:19 AM
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> > http://concepts.waetech.com/hotlinking/
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> It certainly gets the job done and with relatively low load on the server.
> My only concern is that if you change the images folder name too often you
> subvert the advantages of caching causing untold damage to your available
> bandwidth.


Agreed.  A very good observation.

In this example I've taken the process to the extreme by making it one
minute so that testers can see it work without waiting for very long.  In a
production environment you'd want to extend the amount of time between runs
to something more reasonable to avoid the caching issue, at least somewhat.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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