Hotlinking

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Subject: Hotlinking
Posted by:  Red E. Kilowatt (SPAMTR…@aww-faq.org)
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012

Perhaps if I ask a question that'll get the ball rolling.

I've always figured a little hotlinking of my images is probably good
because I might get a few extra visitors from it. But every once in a
while someone will hotlink one of my images in a forum post on a very
popular web site and all of my allocated bandwidth gets burned up within
a relatively short period of time. When that happens I have to increase
the bandwidth and rename the image file in question.

I can afford the extra bandwidth but it is rather annoying to find out
that one of my sites is down because this has happened again. OTOH, I am
reluctant to ban all hotlinking because most of the time it's not a
problem.

Opinions?

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Red

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