[nycbug-talk] direct file access denied via htaccess

Steve Rieger steve.rieger
Thu Jun 16 10:12:28 EDT 2005

Francisco Reyes wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Marc Spitzer wrote:
>>> document root /usr/local/www/somedomain
>>> images in
>>> /usr/local/www/somedomain-picse
>>> PHP would have to send the HTTP requests for the images though..
>> besides the point,  Remember he wants people to see the images so they
>> must be delivered to the far end to be viewed.  Once that happens he
>> has absolutly zero control over what happens to the image.  Now lsts
>> say he figures out how to prevent them from being cached by the
>> browser it makes no difference
> I must have missunderstood his goal. I thought his primary goal was to 
> prevent people from getting access to an image directly... ie.. to not 
> allow someone to do http://domain.com/image.jpg
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thats correct i do not want you to be able to get 
http://www.somedomain.com.images/image1.jog but when browsing you will 
be allowed to go to http://www.somedomain.com/index.html  anything below 
that can not be directly accessible only if the browser return that.

i am not worried about people trying to grab the images. as they wont 
even know that they exist, this site takes input from the user and puts 
together a package that includes images and movies. and i do not want 
somebody to be able to bookmark one of those movies or images and refer 
to it at a later date.

hope i made myself clear.

Steve Rieger
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