anyone using MatrixStats to filter spongers?

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I'm getting bloggers linking directly to my images and sponging my
bandwidth. Renaming files works but I'm not sure if filtering on IP
addresses is effective.

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Re: anyone using MatrixStats to filter spongers?

Dave wrote:

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How would you filter on IP address? You don't know the IPs of all the
visitors to those blogs.

You can filter on referer though - you're on an Apache server, so you
can add these lines to your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond % !^$
RewriteCond % !^http://www\.henniker\.org\.uk [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)\.jpg leech.jpg [L]

Then make an image that you are very sure they won't want on their
blogs, call it leech.jpg and place it in the main directory.

They'll stop using your pictures very soon :-)

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