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htaccess and anit-hotlinking

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Ok, so I'm pretty new to extensive screwing with the htaccess file. However, I am in need of a bit of assistance.

I currently have been having a lot of problems with people hotlinking to various files on my site. A fellow webmaster send me an example of what to put inside my htaccess file to stop that, and it worked just fine. However, now I need to ALLOW hotlinking to one directory, but nothing else on the domain. Here is what I have that my friend sent me:

AuthUserFile /dev/null
AuthGroupFile /dev/null

RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^$
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(Link: http://www.mydomain.com/.*$)http://www.mydomain.com/.*$ [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(Link: http://www.mydomain.com:80/.*$)http://www.mydomain.com:80/.*$ [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(Link: http://mydomain.com/.*$)http://mydomain.com/.*$ [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(Link: http://mydomain.com:80/.*$)http://mydomain.com:80/.*$ [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(Link: http://11.22.33.44/.*$)http://11.22.33.44/.*$ [NC]
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !^(Link: http://11.22.33.44:80/.*$)http://11.22.33.44:80/.*$ [NC]
        RewriteRule .*[Jj][Pp][Gg]$|.*[Gg][Ii][Ff]$ (Link: http://www.mydomain.com/)http://www.mydomain.com/ [R,L]

So basically, I need to keep this intact, but ALLOW hotlinking to http://www.mydomain.com/hotlinking/ for instance. Any insight? I'd offer more than 100 points on this, but that's all I have right now.
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samri earned 400 total points
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Hi Thora Fan,

If you are interested to block hot-linking to all your sits, while allowing to a specific directory;

you could have a separate <Directory> or <Location> tag for the specified resources and allow hotlinking there.


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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Servers/Apache/Q_20566015.html
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