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I use Kleeja script to host files and noticed that certain files are downloaded many more times than the site's visit counter indicates. So I assume that the files are being leeched. The web server is Nginx. Just wondering how to block leeching.

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It is traditionally done by disallowing access or redirecting when the referrer is from another domain.

There are a number of ways to accomplish this, including using .htaccess files to redirect based on referrer. For nginx, NginxHttpRewriteModule

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  • Thanks, Do you know how can I do this using nginx? – alfish Sep 6 '11 at 15:08
  • The nginx rewrite directive is mentioned in the link above. – alfish Sep 6 '11 at 16:50

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