Genesis said:How about adding the need for completing a captcha before images can be downloaded? And make the captcha with something that has to be calculated.
OK, just Googled it and this php script looks interesting - much more intuitive and friendly towards the regulars:
I'm not that very knowledgeable about that script as well, but get the notion that it is applicable to all downloads. Would be nice to receive feedback from you once you've found an anti-dote, as I imagine something like this is going to happen more and more. A "new sport" of people with IP's from Texas.garydavies said:I will check this and see if it is within my capabilities. Anything that will flag up or restrict excessive/malicious downloads is worth investigating. In this case the file that was downloaded over 100,000 times was not a PDF but an image (one of many on the website), but I assume the principle would work for any type of file. Many thanks again.