[Foundation-l] discussion about banning external hotlinking

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 06:44:52 UTC 2008

Just a heads up that there is a discussion to see if disabling all
"hotlinking" of images and media from external sites is a good idea, here:


Tim Starling posted some statistics that indicate 1% to 2.5% of all requests
are from outside sites leaching WMF bandwidth resources. In theory this
could save the WMF 1% to 2.5% or more of it's bandwidth costs.

- Joe

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