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Anti-Leech Attachments - prevent hotlinking and bandwidth theft!
Mod Version: 1.1, by steadicamop (Member) steadicamop is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (12 votes - 4.17 average) Installs: 189
Released: 14 Jun 2007 Last Update: 10 Jan 2009 Downloads: 860
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Title : Anti-Leech Attachments

Version : 1.1

Coder : Jason Williams

Purpose : Prevent your forum attachments from being directly linked to - prevent bandwidth abuse.

Why : Bandwidth can be expensive, plus I was frustrated with one of my members linking to three video clips on my forum from his own site, effectively abusing the bandwidth I pay for, so I set about a system that stops hotlinking, but at the same time, as a courtesy, providing a dynamic link to the post containing the attachment.

How : This could be replicated very easily using .htaccess but the one thing that it can't do is give you the link to the attachment itself. This mod displays a message informing the user that hotlinking is not allowed, then giving them the link to the post to view the attachment directly.

Known Issues : The security can be defeated by using the drop down style menu on the Anti Leech page - this has only been confirmed as an issue on Firefox. I have unsucessfully tried to find a way of removing the drop down on that page only.

Confirmed working with vBSEO 3.2.0.

Important : This has been tested on 3.6.2 and 3.8, I can presume it will be compatible with 3.7.x because it works on 3.8 - as always BACKUP FIRST!

Demo : http://www.steadiforum.com/attachmen...9&d=1180779148

Installation :

1. Import Product - product-antileech.xml
2. Save bandwidth!

File uploads : 0
Files to Import : 1
New Templates : 1
New Phrases : 2
Uses Hooks : 1
Uses Queries : 1

History :
v1.0 - Original release

v1.1 - Added enable/disable option, tested on VB 3.8

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  #76  
Old 10 Aug 2009, 13:58
pablete pablete is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
thanks. there is a mod like this but to do this with the images displayed in a forum? is that if someone copies the address of an image to put in another forum, this will not show any image and leave another pic in place? thanks
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  #77  
Old 18 Sep 2009, 02:44
grafbyte grafbyte is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
hi

im install dir in the 3.8.4 and i cant not see the settings

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  #78  
Old 30 Sep 2009, 11:43
TheChaosFactor TheChaosFactor is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Originally Posted by pablete View Post
thanks. there is a mod like this but to do this with the images displayed in a forum? is that if someone copies the address of an image to put in another forum, this will not show any image and leave another pic in place? thanks
I just copied the address and posted that pic in my forum using image tags with no problem, which is what I thought this was supposed to prevent?

Not sure I understand the use of this, at all?
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  #79  
Old 30 Sep 2009, 18:36
kalisekj kalisekj is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Installed but its not working I am still able to hot link to my attachments
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  #80  
Old 04 Oct 2009, 16:14
TheChaosFactor TheChaosFactor is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Thumbs down

Originally Posted by kalisekj View Post
Installed but its not working I am still able to hot link to my attachments
I tested it using the demo pic and hotlinked it from there, so I don't think it's just you.
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  #81  
Old 29 Nov 2009, 06:03
dinodonk dinodonk is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
Can I also request a couple extra features ^^

1. captcha - To ensure a use does not make a bot to download the image over and over to waste my bandwidth on the site, this will make each user who goes to download the image, to verify they are human first (kinda similar to rapidshare ^^ )

2. A count down time, which can be set from the admincp per usergroup, eg. this usergroup can be 10 seconds, this usergroup can be 60 seconds, this usergroup can be no count down timer etc. (kind of similar to rapidshare ^^ )

These 2 extra features integrated into this modification would defantly get my vote for mod of the month!
i second that.. please add these features
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  #82  
Old 02 Dec 2009, 01:46
TheInsaneManiac TheInsaneManiac is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Making people register to download attachments is a good way to benefit from hotlinking. You gain registration, hits, advertisement clicks, and sometimes good members.

Also the way to prevent the style from displaying on the attachments page is simple. Either use hooks to edit it out via a plugin or just perform a template edit and use a conditional to not display it on the attachments page.
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  #83  
Old 05 Mar 2010, 21:29
horussjr horussjr is offline
 
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Real name: A Robert
update for 4.0?
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  #84  
Old 30 May 2010, 19:21
Cerbero1000 Cerbero1000 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Finally works after 2 hours!
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  #85  
Old 31 May 2010, 15:59
kalisekj kalisekj is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
i tried this as well and its not working sites still able to leech and for the life of me I cannot find the admincp setting for this plugin
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  #86  
Old 11 Aug 2010, 00:39
Snookieboy Snookieboy is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Anyone had any luck converting this to be used on VB4? Cant go without this plugin
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  #87  
Old 11 Aug 2010, 00:49
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
 
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Real name: Brandon
this is sharp, I'll check this out sometime
/me clicks install
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  #88  
Old 24 Dec 2010, 04:38
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harisafp harisafp is offline
 
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Real name: Harisa FP
Thanks ... not show in admincp > option
*Uninstalled*
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  #89  
Old 29 Jan 2011, 07:47
g0rdy g0rdy is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Is there any way to do the opposite?

I've searched high and low for a way to get urls from:

forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=3846&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1295480296

to:
forums/attachment/3/8/4/6/image_name.jpg

Like I said, I have tried searching maybe I'm not using the best keywords but this thread/mod was the closest I get.
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  #90  
Old 13 Apr 2011, 19:12
InsaneNutter InsaneNutter is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
It would defiantly be fantastic if this could be upgraded to work with VB4.

Does anything like this exist for VB4?
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