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I have a Image Hosting Site that is using Amazon S3 as a main source for bandwith and storage.

I have a few option here to prevent other sources from stealing my bandwith, but I am hoping there are more or other alternatives.

  1. Query String Authentication
  2. Url Rewrite

Are there better ways to prevent thieves from hot-linking to my Amazon S3 files and using it on their site?

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The best way to prevent hot linking is to use new Amazon S3 bucket policy feature. See our blog post on the example of such a policy

http://blog.cloudberrylab.com/2010/07/how-to-prevent-hotlinking-of-your.html

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if you use a IP's as a referrer policy will it DNS query domains against IP? I am thinking of a scenario where you may have many domains and it would be easier to list server IP's. –  digitalgnome Dec 23 '11 at 13:31

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