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From "J. Bakshi" <joyd...@infoservices.in>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how to prevent mp3 downloading ?
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:07:16 GMT
André Warnier wrote:
> J. Bakshi wrote:
>> Eric Covener wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 7:16 AM, J. Bakshi <joydeep@infoservices.in>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>>   
>> Please suggest what else I can do.
>> Please
>>
> You could replace the links to the mp3 files by a button or a link,
> which when clicked opens another window where the user needs to input
> something before the download starts.  The input is often some kind of
> image of a text, easily read by humans but not by machines.  There is
> a name for that kind of thing, but I don't recall it right now.

Actually I have no such button to make download available. there is a
flash plugin which plays the mp3 online. But the source of the page
shows the link and if you place the link in the browser the browser
downloads it. I like to stop it.

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