We lose about 200gb a month to hotlinkers. Now I know about using the apache module to protect images, though I don't use it as many people have reported that they have troubles. No doubt their browser security ettings or such.
What I am really interested in is preventing people from hotlinking to files like .mov etc. The rewrite code does not do this, they can still right click and download form a link on another site.
I need a way to rename files on the server and automatically change the same file on the page. I am sure this would be fairly easy to do in PHP or something substituting filenames for a variable or such and changing that....
Any ideas, I really don't have the expertise or the time to impliment our own solution. We would definetly look at a commercial solution to this. As I say it costs us quite a bit.