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Hey all,

I thought that this might be usefull for you all its very simple and you can do it within 1 minute!

Basically all it does is stop people from hotlinking your images and using your bandwidth!

This code below allows your to stop hotlink for all sites apart from the sites you choose all you do is add this code your you .htaccess file!

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i have provided a image below for you to use if you would like other wise you can put your own image there, just chage the address of your site and location to your forum and add my image to your forum root and everytime some one trys to hotlink you they will only see that image!

thats it easy as pie! remember to back up your .htaccess file before editing anything!

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Old 06 Oct 2009, 13:09
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Mike08 Mike08 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
I have read something about and many people insert the google's urls in this file.
But I'm not sure at 100%
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Old 07 Oct 2009, 15:20
segwayon segwayon is offline
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Where does the .htaccess file need to reside? I believe my server has a couple of them, so would the html_public folder block all images from all sub-folders?
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Old 08 Oct 2009, 12:21
shockspoon shockspoon is offline
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Does this work for gallery images which are stored in the vb database and not in the filesystem?
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Old 26 Oct 2009, 16:02
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Harley D Harley D is offline
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I need to go about this a bit differently...

Is it possible to only list the sites you want to block, rather than listing the sites you want to allow?

It would be alot easier for me to just block certain sites.
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Old 26 Oct 2009, 18:28
dxlwebs dxlwebs is offline
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basically with a bit of code changes it will do what you want but this is just to allow the sites that you write in there to be allowed as its designed to stop all other sites like google linking your site so no one reads your content they just steal your images!
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 15:14
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this works for all versions correct?
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Old 02 Dec 2012, 02:02
al2thero al2thero is offline
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Thanks a lot
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