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Re: Hotlink Protection Problem

Maxim Dounin
June 09, 2009 04:24AM
Hello!

On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 03:49:39AM -0400, jerleung wrote:

> I was trying to prevent hotlinking for http://mydomain.com/photos/
>
> then I use the following in nginx.conf
>
> location ~ /photos/ {
> valid_referers none blocked server_names;
> if ($invalid_referer) {
> return 403;
> }
> }
>
> I found that it will block hotlinking from other sites and return 403. However, it will return 404 when the referer is mydomain.com
>
> After testing for quite some time, I found that the following will work
>
> location ~ /upload/ {

Any reason to use "~"? It does regexp matching instead of prefix
one and shouldn't be used unless required.

> root /home/domainuser/domains/mydomin.com/public_html;
> valid_referers none blocked server_names;
> if ($invalid_referer) {
> return 403; }
> }
>
> It only works when I add root to it. Yet, most tutorial does not state that. Is it a buy on nginx 0.7.59 or I have set something wrong in the nginx.conf so that I have to add the root?

Normally root is inherited from upper configuration levels. E.g.
you may specify root once for server{}:

server {
server_name mydomain.com;
root /home/domainuser/domains/mydomin.com/public_html;

location / {
...
}

location /upload/ {
valid_referers none blocked server_names;
if ($invalid_referer) {
return 403;
}
}
}

Maxim Dounin
Subject Author Posted

Hotlink Protection Problem

jerleung June 09, 2009 03:49AM

Re: Hotlink Protection Problem

Maxim Dounin June 09, 2009 04:24AM

Re: Hotlink Protection Problem

jerleung June 09, 2009 08:33AM



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