[thelist] Hotlinking prevention

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Tue May 4 23:35:39 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Schaefer
> Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:00 AM

> > http://concepts.waetech.com/hotlinking/

> I believe he is using some kind of server-side process to do this
> work. All
> it does is interact with the IIS Metabase to create a new virtual
> directory,
> and point it to the actual folder that holds the images. And then it
> rewrites the central include file (which each content page is using) to
> update the values of the variables holding the name of the virtual
> directory.


That is exactly correct.  I use a cron job to fire off the ASP script every
few minutes.  It's server-side in that the server is initializing the call,
but it's still just an ASP page that does the work.

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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