On Tue, Aug 10, 1999 at 11:44:11AM +0100, kevin lyda wrote:
>> can you always trust the referrer? just curious from an ignorant point
> of view.
Any part of the request can be forged or munged, so no, you can't.
This means that "block all accesses except with a referrer from my
site" is bad practice. However, since the objective is just to stop
ordinary browsers coming from a remote site, "block only accesses with
a referrer from this particular site" will probably suffice, since
the large majority of HTTP requests have referrer info intact.
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