Detecting hotlinking

Discussion in 'ASP General' started by Toni, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Toni

    Toni Guest

    I have a strange problem detecting hotlinking using .htaccess with IIS.

    I check to see if the referrer linking to my images contains So, if the
    referrer is, I allow the connection.

    BUT - sometimes the referrer does not contain the domain name and is:

    First of all, I didn't know that a referrer could NOT contain a domain name. Second, how
    is this done - is this a legit link to my image or is it a trick?
    Toni, Jan 28, 2010
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