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    How do I prevent people from using an Offline Web Site Downloader such as WebZIP, (, WebStripper or other similar Offline Web Site downloading software that will download every directory and every file you have on your site to a local hard drive, which also includes all the VB php files.

    These Offline Web Downloaders do not pay attention to robots.txt or other files and using .htcaccess to deny all stops everyone from being able to view the forums through a browser. How does one prevent these types of software from downloading the forum files and directories?

    Last edited by Sylvus; Thu 18th Sep '03, 12:02pm.

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    Does it grab the PHP coding? If it does, I suggest you send an email to [email protected] immediately to figure out a way to stop them.
    ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
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      It cannot grab the PHP coding. It's simply grabbing the results of the coding as if you were viewing the page in a regular browser.

      Unfortunately there's not much you can do, unless the downloaders are playing nice and using a user-agent string that isn't spoofed, in which case you could block the user-agents of the downloaders.


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