Blocking image leeching

Discussion in 'General Web Coding' started by Sailor, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Sailor

    Sailor Perch

    Someone on MySpace was using one of my user's images - linking it directly. He tried to contact this person and got no response, so he deleted the image. But the link is still there and this seems to be a very popular MySpace page because now the errors are clogging up my logs. Does anyone know how I can just block all requests from this page (or even just block all requests from MySpace)? I know I can redirect URLs in my CP, but not sure if I still take a bandwidth/performance hit for these.

  2. Stephen

    Stephen US Operations Staff Member

    :D one could make it go really fast by putting some crazy message there.

    But if all the requests are coming form many sources it is hard to stop, it is on linux or windows?
  3. Sailor

    Sailor Perch

    Unfortunately the way it's used is as a background image on a page. If you've seen some of the wackier MySpace pages, this would be near the top, so I doubt anything I put there would put them off. Problem now is, with the image removed my logs are getting filled up with 404 errors from the numerous hits that page gets every day. As far as I can see the requests all come from MySpace.
  4. mohmedsh

    mohmedsh Guppy

    Look at the good side of this , you have an image linked directly from heavy used page.
    Simple delete the image so it is not there and configure 404 page to send an image with your site details and message to any page that using this image. i have did it and i am now displaying "This image is deleted please visit directly , thanks"

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