httpd-users mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Brian Mearns <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to prevent a site to be grabbed ?
Date Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:00:57 GMT
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM, Octavian Râsnita <> wrote:
> Ok, and what happends if not a browser requests that mp3 file, but a custom
> made program that download all the files?
> Octavian
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jonathan Zuckerman"
> <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 8:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] How to prevent a site to be grabbed ?
> Use a one-time pad.  Every URL to an mp3 is not an actual resource,
> it's a link that is generated when the user indicates a desire to
> download the mp3, and the mp3 is then copied from a protected place to
> a public place.  After that link is accessed one time, a script is run
> which outputs the mp3 as a file, then deletes the public mp3 and
> invalidates the link.  Hashing, cryptography, this is a classic
> computer science problem ;)
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Octavian Rasnita <>
> wrote:

Or what happens if the person who requested the one-time-valid URL
just uses their browser to save the file to disk.

As stated a few dozen times already on this thread: the only way to
prevent people from getting things off your server is to give them
access to it in the first place.


Feel free to contact me using PGP Encryption:
Key Id: 0x3AA70848
Available from:

The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
See <URL:> for more info.
To unsubscribe, e-mail:
   "   from the digest:
For additional commands, e-mail:

View raw message