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From david0005 <david0...@optusnet.com.au>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Restricting the number of times a file can be downloaded.
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2006 09:37:53 GMT
On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 08:45 +0200, Boyle Owen wrote:
> However, the data on file downloads is all in the logs so it could be done. You could
look to see if  somebody's written a
>  third-party module (see http://modules.apache.org/ or google).
> 
> If you were really intent on this wacky scheme, I would handle the whole download scheme
via a server-sided program (CGI etc.)
> 
> I have to say the whole idea sounds a bit fishy to me and rather mis-guided. What are
you trying to achieve? Are you trying to 
> control the number of copies of your file in existence, like a "limited edition"? If
so, be aware, each client can make limitless 
> copies after they download it...

I'm not trying to create a limited addition or limit the number of
copies. I am trying to conserve bandwidth consumed by my web server. I
intend to send out some emails with the following segment of html code:

<IMG height=240 loop=infinite
dynsrc=http://www.zyzygy.com/examples/automotive/holden.wmv
src="http://www.zyzygy.com/images/loading3.gif" width=320
border=0>

I only want the recipient of the email to be able to download the wmv
file.

Thanks,

David

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david0005 <david0005@optusnet.com.au>


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