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Thu, May. 13th, 2004, 09:10 am
image linking

I hadn't noticed this before, but apparently as of january one of my images was accounting for 13% of my used bandwidth. I looked on google, but no luck.

Anyone know how to find out what pages link to a particular image?

Thu, May. 13th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)

if the people that host it give you access to the access logs, it should have the referer in there. i don't kno if your site is hosted on apache tho, which is where my experience lays.

Thu, May. 13th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)

yeah, actually i had remembered that and was looking. it appears however that the image link must have been broken when i put up my new site because it is no longer referred from anywhere else (as far as i can tell).

Thu, May. 13th, 2004 02:13 pm (UTC)

at0m is right about checking the refer in the access logs.

If your hosting service is using apache, there are plenty of tools that can parse the logs and give you useful information. That way you can figure out what is going on without having to know what you are doing. ;)

If your host won't give you the information, then do the following:

1) Change the name of the file
2) Update your site to point to the new filename
3) Replace the old file with something horribly offensive
4) Slap a watermark with your e-mail address on it, that says "Offended? E-mail me at..."
5) Wait for the e-mails to roll in and find out who is leeching your picture!