I noticed that more and more of the requests to this site are for images that are embedded in somebody else’s pages. That’s quite a drag (as it has caused me almost to lose my other ISP for bandwidth violations until I turned it off).
What to do? Well, wonderful Google helped out.
People that link an image externally to save bandwidth are called bandwidth thieves and their activity is called hotlinking.
To turn their request off, you have to do a little work (nothing tragic). First, you have to turn on mod_rewrite…