We've had a fair amount of experience with MaxCDN although itching to try this out. We have it on a small old vB forum but looking to try on one of our XF sites shortly. Will keep you guys posted with some urls.
If we do not auto append the cdn hostname to the allow list, and user forget to add the cdn hostname to the allow list, then no files can be delivered through the cdn hostname "data8thos.r.worldssl.net"
It sounds like he means that when I enable hotlinking on my server, it disables it for the cdn hostname because if he doesn't then no images will show under the cdn which is a different site... because it's not on the allow list of my server.
So in other words I should ask him, "What's the point of "Enable Hotlinking" if I can't prevent the images from showing outside of both my site and the CDN?"
Q: Thank you for your swift answer. Okay I'm a little confused. What's the point of "Enable Hotlinking" if I can't prevent the images from showing outside of both my site and the CDN? I don't want my attachment images to show on other sites. I only enabled a CDN to speed up the site for my members overseas.
A: The objective of hotlinking is to prevent other websites not belong to you) to access "https://data8thos.r.worldssl.net", are you able to replicate this?