I opened up our downloads so 'guest' could download now too with a limit of three downloads a day with two minutes wait time.
When you right click on the download button and 'copy link' you get (in this example) a link like this.http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=410;t=1327775371
If that link gets posted in another forum people can download without ever visiting out download page at this link.http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=410
I have hotlink protection turned on in cpanel, but that does not seem to stop anyone from being able to download using the first link I posted above.
How can I protect our downloads so they can only be downloaded by using the download button that is on our site?