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From Dan Poirier <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: how to prevent mp3 downloading ?
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2009 13:11:12 GMT
"J. Bakshi" <> writes:

> Eric Covener wrote:
>> 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.
> Please suggest what else I can do.
> Please

Please explain what you're trying to do.  It sounds like you just don't
want anyone to download your files, but the solution to that is easy -
don't put them on your server.


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