[geeklog-devel] Hiding the image source path

Simon Lord slord at marelina.com
Sat Mar 8 23:57:01 EST 2003

Actually, as I was taking my monthly shower...

I'm guessing this would be a simple matter of updating the routines for 
{site_url} and {layout_url}.  Right?

On Saturday, March 8, 2003, at 11:30 PM, Simon Lord wrote:

> I have been looking for a solution to a minor problem.  Basically I 
> want to prevent people from linking directly to images on my site, OR 
> WORSE, following the paths in the html source to find other images > etc.
> After some researching, I found the following solution (see SOLUTION) 
> which I find very clever.  The idea is that instead of rendering our 
> pages with:
> <img src="http://www.geeklog.net/images/geeklog-logo.gif" width="120" 
> height="12" border="0">
> Which simply invites people to explore the images folder (unless you 
> know the exact image name on my server you won't find squat, but many 
> don't have this feature). The other problem is that some paths have 
> very revealing links.  Image a path such as:
> <img src="http://www.geeklog.net/hidden-porn/beach/sandy.gif.....
> Well well, users can start editing the link down and try to view each 
> directory to see what's there.
> The solution is to run the image paths through a common php file 
> (lib-common is ideal).  The image code would look something like this:
> <img src="images.php?try-to-find-me.gif">
> The code in the php file can prevent people from using the query from 
> pages residing off the server.  So we have a win win situation whereby 
> the viewer cannot see the path to the image and they can't copy the 
> link to a page on their server as well.
> The code to do all this is here:
> http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/PHP/Q_20403645.html
> I'm sure it can be adapted for web page links as well.  And as you all 
> know, I can barely scribe my name properly much less code PHP 
> skillfully.  I'm hoping someone with little time on their hands can 
> find a clever way to get this working in Geeklog.
> Thanks.
> Sincerely,
> Simon
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