On mass leaching of images


in Geek stuff, Internet matters, Photography

Hotlinkers beware! Whenever you generate more than, say, 25,000 requests to my server, you will get the pancake face of doom. It may be a small fraction of my total bandwidth allotment, but when it begins happening at such a scale it transcends ‘annoying’ and becomes ‘rude.’

The saga of my interactions with the MySpace hotlinkers began here. Here is one of the many offending sites. This one has generated 700 image requests during the last thirty days.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous November 6, 2006 at 7:08 pm

What punishment do you suggest for those who end sentences with prepositions?

Ben November 7, 2006 at 10:02 am

I believe the word is ‘owned’. Though I think these days the kids spell it ‘pwn3d’ or something…

Milan May 27, 2007 at 7:25 pm

Here are some good suggestions for those having trouble with hotlinking.

Milan May 27, 2007 at 7:27 pm

Also useful, on custom error pages.

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