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Show default image if requested one has not been found on server - htaccess level

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Hi,

I have a image hosting website, I do obviously allow hotlinking, my problem is that sometimes I need to remove some images for copyright infringement, etc. and this image has been already embed on some other websites, forums, etc. In this case instead of request image X square currently shows up. I need some htaccess level solution to show some default image in case if the requested one does not exist anymore.

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Use the ErrorDocument (404) directive.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#errordocument

If you want to limit the redirect to only those files that were blocked, you can use the <files> directive:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#files

<Files "originalimage.jpg">
ErrorDocument 404 /errors/notfound.jpg
</files>

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