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Subject Topic: is redirection possible (Topic Closed Topic Closed)
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mauro
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Posted: 31 January 2008 at 4:48pm  

We have a situation where we have some jpg files that are being hotlinked and resulting in a ton of traffic.  Instead of blocking the traffic from these hotlinkers, we simply want to redirect the users requesting the jpg to an htm page.  Basically we want to let them see the picture but throw some content around it.

I dont see a way to do this with hotlinkblocker, but wondering if there is one.  If not, has anyone had any luck getting this to work?

We are using a dedicated server (windows 2003) running IIS 6.0 and ColdFusion.

Thank you in advance!!

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Yaroslav
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Posted: 01 February 2008 at 6:07am  

Problm is the pictures are embedded in page using <IMG> tag. Browser will not allow you to redirect host page by submitting something in the picture (unless you find some exploit). So the only way is to display picture with the link on it and hope user will read it.

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mauro
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Posted: 01 February 2008 at 9:49am  

so it would help with an href tag (calling the jpg) on the other site, but not if they use an img tag.

We are trying to convert the hotlink to actual page views. 

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mauro
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Posted: 02 February 2008 at 11:41am  

do you know of any other solution that could help with this?
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Yaroslav
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Posted: 05 February 2008 at 6:30am  

There cannot be another solution. You cannot point client browser to some page only by changing content of the image file. Since <IMG> tag is used it is impossible.

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