Saturday, July 19, 2008


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  1. http://altlab. com/hotlinking. html What is Hotlinking? Bandwidth Theft? Stop Hotlinking and test your . . .
    • Did you receive a notice that you are hotlinking an image on someone else's server and warned to stop doing it immediately?Would you like to test image hotlink protection on your own web site? Would you like to prevent hotlinking of your image files with an htaccess file?
    • Bandwidth theft or "hotlinking" is direct linking to a web site's files (images, video, etc. ). An example would be using an img tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else's web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.
    • Hotlinking can have a lot of undesirable consequences. One is the so-called "switcheroo". If you've linked to an image on someone's server, what's to prevent them from changing the image you linked to?
  2. http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Inline_linking Inline linking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    • Inline linking (also known as hotlinking, leeching, piggy-backing, direct linking, offsite image grabs and bandwidth theft) is the use of a linked object, often an image, from one site into a web page belonging to a second site. The second site is said to have an inline link to the site where the object is located.
    • For Microsoft's Internet Information Services web server software, third party tools may be installed to combat inline linking and hotlinking.
  3. http://altlab. com/htaccess_tutorial. html Stop Hotlinking with htaccess. Test your Image Hotlink Protection with . . .
    • So You Want to Stop Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft
    • Want to test image hotlink protection for your web site? Here is information on using an htaccess file to stop hotlinking and bandwidth theft.
    • You can stop others from hotlinking your site's files by placing a file called . htaccess in your Apache site root (main) directory. The period before the name means the file is hidden, so you may want to edit your file as htaccess. txt, upload it to your server, then rename the txt file to . htaccess in your directory. Contact your web host on how to access your directories and configure your . htaccess file.
  4. http://www. imagehotlinking. com Your Guide to Preventing Image Hotlinking
    • It is quite possible that people new to webpages may be engaging in the practice of image hotlinking without realizing it.
    • If the image is coming from a site that isn't yours, it's considered hotlinking or inline linking. To solve this, save a copy of the image yourself (assuming you have permission to do so), upload it to your web server, and link to it from there. Alternatively, you can upload it to the numerous free image hosting sites available around the net.
    • Legal Action - Hotlinking to images and other multimedia can be considered intellectual property theft, and can open the perpetrator to legal action. This method of prevent hotlinking however, it is expensive and time consuming, and won't necessarily prevent others from trying the same thing.
  5. http://www. free-webhosts. com/definition/hotlinking. php Definition: Hotlinking (hot linking)
    • This not only causes the other person to pay for the bandwidth of the hotlinked file, but often is intellectual property theft. The term is also used loosely (a misnomer) by free image hosts which allow you to store images on their server and allow you to direct link the hosted image files on forums or other websites (sometimes altering the image to have a watermark).
    • One of the most common occurrences of "hot linking" is when people are forum posting and they hotlink pictures from another website to use as avatars or signature images on the messageboards (forums). Some disadvantages of hot linking worth considering are that the webpage generally loads slower when you link to images stored on a different web hosting server than the webpage is hosted on, and the owner of the image has full control to disable hotlinking, or delete, rename, or worse yet, do a "switcheroo" (i. e. , switching the file name to be another image which is sure to cause the hotlinker embarrassment) of the hot-linked image. Common methods of preventing hotlinking are by using an . htaccess file, using the "Hotlink Protection" offered in control panels such as Cpanel, or simply renaming image files periodically.
  6. http://www. static8. com/hotlink. html Static8 Hotlinking is Bad
    • Hotlinking can quickly put a big dent in allowed bandwidth. Quite often, images are hotlinked from forums and discussion boards. . . if it's a large image, and the forum is popular, the site being hotlinked could be shut down or charged for the extra bandwidth in just a few hours.
    • More importantly, hotlinking is a copyright crime. A hotlinker is displaying someone else's art on a site not affiliated with the artist.
  7. http://www. xentrik. net/htaccess/hotlinking. php Xentrik | Htaccess | Hotlinking
    • You hear people with websites complaining about hotlinking all the time. It has a number of names besides hotlinking, such as leeching, direct linking and bandwidth stealing. The problem is, the majority of offenders don't realise what they're doing, or that it's stealing at all.
    • So how can you tell if you're hotlinking? Take a look at your HTML code. If the code for your image looks like this: img src="http://www.xentrik. net/image.gif" Then you are hotlinking to an image on, and using up that siteowner's data transfer, which is wrong.

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