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Title: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: boyo on June 12, 2008, 08:26:16 AM
Look at this picture.

http://i27.tinypic.com/2zflu9k.gif

I'm using Firefox and it has nothing to do with my cache.

A few months ago I could see all the pictures, but now they all show up as this hotlinking picture.

I can guarantee that nothing on my computer has changed.

I can only assume the server has banned my ip address or something.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: RT 55J on June 12, 2008, 12:37:46 PM
Are you using a proxy?

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Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: boyo on June 12, 2008, 12:47:53 PM
No. It worked before. I haven't changed anything.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Maxim on June 13, 2008, 05:06:26 AM
What do you see here:



http://adurah.com/step2.html



If it isn't the URL of this page, you have problems.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: boyo on June 13, 2008, 06:37:49 AM
It says "You came from: http://www.vgmaps.com/forums/index.php?topic=750"


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Maxim on June 13, 2008, 08:47:46 AM
If you're in Firefox, enter about:config in the address bar and type "referer" in the box. It looks like you have it set to 1, but it should be 2.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: boyo on June 13, 2008, 09:06:35 AM
You're right. That fixed it.

What's the difference between 1 and 2?


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Maxim on June 13, 2008, 11:51:04 AM
0 = don't send a referer

2 = send it for everything

1 = don't send it for images



"nothing on my computer has changed"



Except that :)


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: boyo on June 13, 2008, 11:59:39 AM
Yeah, somehow.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: tay on December 06, 2008, 08:53:20 PM
I have the same problem running on internet explorer. (version 7 i think) I'm sure that the referer is the problem but how do i fix it?



Going to the referer test page earlier in this forum says this:



You came from: Your address bar, a bookmark, or you sent no referer.



Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Maxim on December 07, 2008, 05:52:23 AM
It's either something you did to IE, via an add-on, or you have a proxy between you and the internet. Some ad-blockers have this effect.



Jon really ought to change the blocker to allow through blank referers.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: JonLeung on December 07, 2008, 07:14:58 AM
Someone on these forums suggested the code I implemented as-is to prevent hotlinking, if that's where the issue is.



I guess I'll have to go back and find where I stuck that snippet of code (I'm guessing the main root HTML file or root folder).



Would allowing blank referrers let potential bandwidth-sucking hotlinkers in, though?


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Maxim on December 08, 2008, 04:37:11 AM
It'll be in .htaccess in the web root directory. Try this:



RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^http://(.+\.)?vgmaps\.com/ [NC]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$

RewriteRule .*\.(jpe?g|gif|bmp|png)$ /images/noleech.png [L]



Allowing blank referers will allow:



- people with image referers turned off in Firefox

- people with a proxy that removes the referer (often as a "privacy" option)

- people who copy and paste a direct URL to an image into their address bar

- people who try really hard to rip you off by having their linking page have ".vgmaps.com" in the URL (eg. http://www.mysite.com/imrippingoff.vgmaps.com/somepage.html)



and will block:



- people with regular browser setups who click on a link from another website


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: JonLeung on December 08, 2008, 05:52:26 PM
Okay, it's been implemented.  It should work just as Maxim says...



Hope that fixes it!


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Revned on December 08, 2008, 07:18:45 PM
I can finally open images in tabs now!


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: Maxim on December 09, 2008, 02:35:26 AM
I could always open images in tabs.


Title: RE: Can't access any images on the site
Post by: tay on December 10, 2008, 01:27:57 PM
It works now! Thanks guys ;-)