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Redirect images

Discussion in 'Apache' started by MilesB, Aug 10, 2010.

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    I have a ton of images being hotlinked from my site. Is it possible to set up a redirect in apache that redirects requests for these images to my main site?
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    MilesB, Aug 10, 2010 IP
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  2. tolra

    tolra Active Member

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    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://www\.example\.com/ [NC]
    RewriteRule \.(jpg|gif|png)$ http://www.example.com/this-site-stole-this-image.gif [L]
    
    Code (markup):
    Should get you going.
     
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  3. MilesB

    MilesB Well-Known Member

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    So if someone hotlinks the stolen image and embeds on their site it will redirect them to mine?
     
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    tolra Active Member

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    If they hotlink an image on your site then the visitor will see this-site-stole-this-image.gif, you could host that on some free image hosting site if you want to get rid of the bandwidth.
     
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    detect2173 Peon

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    There is also a function in cPanel (if you are using that) that protects images against hotlinking.
     
    detect2173, Aug 10, 2010 IP