Hotlinking protection not working on firefox 28.0 !!

Francis Daly francis at
Mon Mar 24 13:19:53 UTC 2014

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 12:14:20PM +0500, shahzaib shahzaib wrote:

Hi there,

>         hotlinking protection works fine with chrome and gives 403
> forbidden error but somehow it is not working for firefox clients and plays
> the forbidden video without restrictions. Following is the config  :

Using tcpdump or by other means, can you see:

* what request does the chrome client make that leads to the 403?

* what request does the firefox client make that leads to the video
being played?

* what is different between the two?

Pay particular attention to the "Referer:" request header.

Francis Daly        francis at

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