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>I hope this topic belongs here
This isn't a bad place for it, the only forum better might have been Website Technology Issues :)
Oh and Welcome to WmW.
If you were in my shoes *hope you like high heels* would you block his/her IP? Will this trigger something legal etc. toward me?
I guess this is not a tecnical question, but I will ask. Do you think I should take this person serious enough to trouble myself? Are you still happy to have me here? :-)
Thanks for all the help!
You could bait them with an image containing a hidden watermark so that it would be easy to show where the images came from. If you really don't want to take the other actions mentioned, then just block their access, no one has a right to access your site let alone steal from it, if you don't want them to.
>Are you still happy to have me here? :-)
well the thing is this person imitates my images, never actually uses mine. I always use digimark on them anyhow.
If I could only tell you the whole story...*sigh* you would never keep those heels on! Would be tossing them at this person actually :(
So, I will block! Now let me see if I can do it! Thank you, thank you, I love this place ;)
A common technique used in publishing, is to purposefully create a typo in some content. That is used to prove plagerism.
For example, if one print publisher does an edition of some work, it might throw an inversion of two letters onto page 110 of the book. If another publisher scans the first publisher's edition and produces a copy, and gets sued, the first publisher can show the typo being exactly reproduced as evidence that there was plagerism involved, and that the copy wasn't independently developed. Copyright law involves the expression of ideas, not the ideas themselves. So if I print an idea, even if I use the same words as you do, you have to prove that I copied from you and didn't independently develop it. The typo is pretty strong evidence that I did.
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That doesn't sound quite right... it seems like you should have had to type something into your .htaccess... specifically: "deny from (insert offending IP here)" (ie- deny from 111.222.333.444), and you shouldn't have had to do anything to your html.
the .htaccess file is just a plain text file, so anything you need to add to it, you should be able to add with Notepad.
I've banned IPs from my site before, and the only thing that happened is that I never saw them come back.
I'd say it will be pretty hard to block someone entirely though. It's easy enough to surf through a proxy or get a friend to download the site or got to the local library etc. If someone really wants your content you're gonna be fairly helpless to stop them short of legal action. At best IP blocking sends a message and makes them work a little harder.
Best of luck to you. :)
I know that this person has 4 static IP addresses in the office. I want to make things harder for this weirdo so that he/she actually has to work his/her lazy behind off to get to my site.
Your site is wonderful and who ever messes with you should be either crazy or HE-MAN ;)
Funny as it may sound this person also e-mails me and calls me. Yeah, I am so cute, the nut jobs never get enough of me ;-)
Thanks for all the help. Maybe one day I can say more to ya'll!
I downloaded blockfrog. They should have named it blockjacka**, but hey!
I tried to use the deny in my .htaccess, but for some reason it just is not blocking. So I am going to try this blockfrog, but it's very time consuming to add a script on each page of my site. I have a 80-100 page site.
Where do you think I am going wrong with the "deny" in htaccess file?
First when I opened it I typed in deny and than the IP address and than went to save it. Once re-opened it I notice that it had not saved it at all. So I downloaded, retyped the deny etc., saved it and than uploaded it back up and overwrote the old one.
I viewed it and the IP was there, but my brother could still get in my site, so what did I do wrong :( ? Can you help? Pretty please!
deny from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
deny from 192.168.0.5
deny from 192.168
would deny access to anyone with an IP starting with 192.168.
the response to the user with that IP address should look like this:
You don't have permission to access /index.html on this server.
Apache/1.3.12 Server at dev.air.com Port 80
deny from ***.*** and entered the exact ip address and it did not work. My question is this, my htaccess is under admin and my website is under htdocs, they are both under my main website name.
Do you think this would cause the problem? Should I have the htaccess under my htdocs instead? That does sound stupid though. Darn, I am mad!
Did you leave those lines in? If you did I would remove them and just leave the "deny from xx.xx" statement.
It is probaly a good idea to move the .htaccess to the htdoc directory, it could be that over rides in .htaccess have been defined form that path forward, so moving it is worth a try.
Ok, see how that goes ....
<Limit GET POST>
deny from all
allow from all
you can imagine. As well as plain old deny from ***.*** etc. under htdocs, root directory and my admin.
We were able to see some pages fine and some prompted us with errors. There were 2 .htaccess', one was in my admin (with different stuff in it) and the other in my htdocs.
I am afraid to block my customers, so I guess I will see if I can get some tech. support somewhere. Will let you know soon.
To do a block on the city where the ISP is located, you'd have to do a whois lookup on each IP address that came in, then look at the city of the address, then block based off that. It probably would significantly slow down your web site to where it was unusable.