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  • deathemperor
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    I have one thing to ask:
    Originally posted by Chrispadfield
    5) Store default avatars on another server.
    is this possible on Vb3 ?

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  • Ace
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    Originally posted by Ryan McBain
    Wouldn't hot link protection do the trick?
    Yeah, sorry...

    'htaccess protect your images directory'...because you may have other directories with images in that you don't want to protect.

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  • RagingPenguin
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    I'm a tad confused myself when looking at the robots.txt samples posted here. None seem to match the files in my vb3.0.1 installation. Is there a more recent sample? I want to restrict spiders to publically visible forums and threads, but at the same time, keep them away from images, anything relating to loggin in, editing, and the like, as well as the admincp and modcp. Thanks for any assistance you give.

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  • Ryan McBain
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    Originally posted by kall
    I found something like 200,000 requests to images on my site over the course of one day.

    They were all from a forum on runboard.com ... they hotlink to other people's emoticons and have them for use on their forums.

    A very good idea is to htaccess your images/ directory to prevent this kind of bandwidth theft.
    Wouldn't hot link protection do the trick?

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  • Ace
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    hotlinking is dirty...

    I found something like 200,000 requests to images on my site over the course of one day.

    They were all from a forum on runboard.com ... they hotlink to other people's emoticons and have them for use on their forums.

    A very good idea is to htaccess your images/ directory to prevent this kind of bandwidth theft.

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  • griffin
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    wow, thanks for the fast reply! I appreciate it

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  • chrispadfield
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    No, it uses none of your bandwidth, it use another sites bandwidth.

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  • griffin
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    Does allowing users to post images using IMG tags use a lot of bandwidth?

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  • Deeprub
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    Bandwidth is cheap now days ;-)

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  • mattdrury
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    My tip: for those who can live without it, make vBulletin_logo.gif a 1x1 transparent GIF89a. Not having to offer that up regularly will be bound to save pipe.

    (If anyone actually wants to do this, PM me and I'll send the GIF along.)

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  • Zain
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    Originally posted by TheComputerGuy
    where do I find this robot.txt?
    You create an empty file called robot.txt and upload it to your home directory with the commands you want.

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  • SVTBlackLight01
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    Originally posted by rake
    Rubbish server? I'm sorry, but i have to disagree. Rackshack offer the best unmanaged dedicated servers you can find. 25% (maybe a bit exaggerated) of the hosting companies use rackshack servers. They are not rubbish servers, uh-uh.

    http://www.rackshack.net/english/aboutus/networks.asp
    decent....




    This page proves what Steve aid:
    http://leknor.com/code/gziped.php
    Notice that the difference between gzip 1 and 9 is in most cases minimal.
    I think "rudbbish" was referring to to the files being kept on the extra server, not the server itself. I could be wrong.

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  • TheComputerGuy
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    where do I find this robot.txt?

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  • Erwin
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    1) Set it to NO in Admin CP, vB Options.

    2) You can set this in Admin CP, vB Options as well.

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  • jilly
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    clarification

    Im confused on these two suggestions:
    1) Ensure that you do not have NO CACHE headers set on in your settings

    **does this mean set that option to 'yes' or 'no'?**

    2) Reduce the number of threads displayed on forumdisplay and the number of posts displayed in showthread

    **How/where do I do this?**

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