What Was I Thinking?

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I’ve just written a combination of .htaccess and my 404 page to redirect hotlinkers. Instead of them either

  • sucking up my bandwidth
  • being confronted with a crappy 404 file not found page

…they get the image file wrapped in a page that says “this image has been hotlinked”

It’s probably very naughty to be redirecting .jpg links to php files but I don’t care. It means that bandwidth thiefs still have to put up with my ads and my site doesn’t look quite as shabby with the thousands of people who were previously getting “File not found. Or you’re here from google images.”


Written by Weefz

21 July, 2007 at 2:57 pm

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