[linux-elitists] Site duplication... is this widespread?

James Sparenberg james@linuxrebel.org
Tue Nov 20 20:56:03 PST 2007


On Tuesday 20 November 2007 05:46:11 pm James Sparenberg wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 November 2007 02:40:25 pm Ben Finney wrote:
> > On 20-Nov-2007, Tilghman Lesher wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 20 November 2007 09:09:43 Aaron Sherman wrote:
> > > > Watching my logs today, I discovered a ton of hits to
> > > > internal pages (CSS mostly) with an external referrer. In
> > > > fact, it was an external referrer that had duplicated every
> > > > externally linked page on my site including the redirects
> > > > (their root redirected to the same path as my mediawiki root,
> > > > relative to their site).
> > >
> > > Given that you control the CSS, you have a perfect opportunity
> > > to make his entire site un-viewable, simply by changing the CSS
> > > when the referer is set externally (white text on white
> > > background?)
> >
> > Which will all end as soon as they decide to duplicate the CSS
> > documents on their server as well.
>
> You might entertain the thought that if they knew how to modify CSS
> they might
not
> be able to figure out how to write it/copy it in the 
> first place.  if you do the white text on white background deal I'd
> be willing to bet it would send then editing content, not form.
>
> This concept of anti-leach might help....
> http://tips-scripts.com/?tip=leech#tip
>
> James
>
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