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Old 07-08-2005, 01:37 PM
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How do you fight bandwidth theives? (rant)

I just spent the last hour altering a photo just for the pleasure of a guy that linked to one of my images stealing my bandwidth that I pay for. This gets to be a real drag, I guess that I will have to implement hotlink protection.

That guy is going to get a real load in his pants the next time he visits his site http://www.nexopia.com/profile.php?uid=593616

Maybe I should not have done it but I get real tired of this, what do you think?

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Old 07-08-2005, 01:56 PM
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The best way is with Mod_Rewirte if its an apache based webserver tho this is by no means the easiest way to take care of it.

And if you are paying for the bandwidth its your right to decide if you want some asshat stealing from your limit or not.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:57 PM
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Good Job, You could have really nailed him by hooking him up with some real graphic homoerotica. Let the little peckerhead link to your server and then swap files/filenames for his link!
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Yeah, that should do it. I've seen much worse. Some people replace the image file with a "different" image that has the same filename.

This is why we watermark the images in the gallery with "Hotrodders.com".

You should be able to monitor and control external hotlinking with your .htaccess file. You can use this tool if you're not accustomed to doing it manually.
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TO:CrashFarmer2, off-topic

What with Buicks? Or I've again told something wrong in PM?
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Old 07-08-2005, 04:00 PM
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btw, you spelled "loser" wrong on your edited picture. Doesn't have two "o"s. Just don't want u to look bad.

This happened to me on HR.com once. I linked a picture over from a site (an "owned!" picture). Well, apparently its poor form to link a picture directly from another site (I had no idea) so they replaced the picture in the HR.com thread from the one I linked to a picture of a black guy, naked, with an enormous member and his little female companion. Yep, you could say I was officially "owned." Not that I knew it was a problem in the first place. I know now!

I just don't think all people realize when they link a photo over that they're using up "bandwidth" and that bandwidth is a finite commodity.

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Old 07-08-2005, 09:45 PM
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btw, you spelled "loser" wrong on your edited picture. Doesn't have two "o"s. Just don't want u to look bad.

This happened to me on HR.com once. I linked a picture over from a site (an "owned!" picture). Well, apparently its poor form to link a picture directly from another site (I had no idea) so they replaced the picture in the HR.com thread from the one I linked to a picture of a black guy, naked, with an enormous member and his little female companion. Yep, you could say I was officially "owned." Not that I knew it was a problem in the first place. I know now!

I just don't think all people realize when they link a photo over that they're using up "bandwidth" and that bandwidth is a finite commodity.

K


Man, I hit the floor when I saw that one. I don't think everyone could see it though. Man,that was funny,glad it did not get out of hand though.
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Old 07-10-2005, 08:12 AM
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btw, you spelled "loser" wrong on your edited picture. Doesn't have two "o"s. Just don't want u to look bad.

This happened to me on HR.com once. I linked a picture over from a site (an "owned!" picture). Well, apparently its poor form to link a picture directly from another site (I had no idea) so they replaced the picture in the HR.com thread from the one I linked to a picture of a black guy, naked, with an enormous member and his little female companion. Yep, you could say I was officially "owned." Not that I knew it was a problem in the first place. I know now!

I just don't think all people realize when they link a photo over that they're using up "bandwidth" and that bandwidth is a finite commodity.

K

Sure whatever you say killer, we all know you meant to post that picture


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