Htaccess question: what is "forbid linking"?


i don’t understand what the option “Forbid linking to files in this dir” does, because even with that option turned off, if you try to link to a file that is password protected you still get the password prompt (naturally…). so what’s the point of it?


You can turn the forbig links on without turning on the password protection. This would prevent other domains from accessing your files. for instance someone couldn’t put in an image link on their site and load up the image from your site - stealing your bandwidth.



oh… ok, thanks.