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XF 1.5 proxy failing for some public images

Tracy Perry

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Or if you are linking many images from their site, they may have gotten tired of it and performed a block of your IP at the server level. I know for a while I had an issue with a site hotlinking a lot of my animated smilies on one of my sites... imagine their chagrin when I changed it so all their inbound image requests linked to a totally different image (won't go into what that image was). Broke them of that habit pretty quick.

Jeremy P

Well-known member

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
hotlinking protection is done via htaccess though? It wouldn't give me a time out error.
Depends on how they set it.. i can either return a different image, close the connection or several other methods (with nginx). If they have blacklisted your IP at a firewall level you could have issues there also.


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Your server can CURL the gif above
root@pf3 [~]# curl -Ivvv http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/magnetic/imgmag/bsav.gif
* About to connect() to hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu port 80 (#0)
*   Trying connected
* Connected to hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu ( port 80 (#0)
> HEAD /hbase/magnetic/imgmag/bsav.gif HTTP/1.1
> User-Agent: curl/7.19.7 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu) libcurl/7.19.7 NSS/3.19.1 Basic ECC zlib/1.2.3 libidn/1.18 libssh2/1.4.2
> Host: hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu
> Accept: */*
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:57:18 GMT
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:57:18 GMT
< Server: Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2
Server: Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/0.9.8l DAV/2
< Last-Modified: Thu, 18 May 2006 16:56:25 GMT
Last-Modified: Thu, 18 May 2006 16:56:25 GMT
< ETag: "89b1a-107b-41412ea9d8040"
ETag: "89b1a-107b-41412ea9d8040"
< Accept-Ranges: bytes
Accept-Ranges: bytes
< Content-Length: 4219
Content-Length: 4219
< Content-Type: image/gif
Content-Type: image/gif

* Connection #0 to host hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu left intact
* Closing connection #0
root@pf3 [~]#