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Month: November 2008

Tech: How to prevent image leeching (hot linking) in IIS 6.0

Americobdella One of the most annoying things about hosting your own web site is that some people will take advantage of your web server serving up images and other content to any browser that requests them, even if the browser is displaying a page somewhere else on the internet.

By not hosting the images themselves, leeches save both disk space and bandwidth. It’s called leeching, image stealing, hot linking, hijacking and just plain stealing.