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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to prevent mp3 downloading ?
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:28:24 GMT
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 7:16 AM, J. Bakshi <> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I have a .htaccess ( copied from the some tutorials available in
> internet ) to disable site grabbers like wget, curl, httrack etc.......
> and I have tested that these tools are not able to download anything
> from my site.  nice so far. But If I put the mp3 link available at my
> site directly in the browser then browser download the mp3. it is also
> true for images. How can I prevent this ?

You could use mod_rewrite to make sure the referer is set to something
you expect, but it's still going to ultimately be downloadable.

Eric Covener

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