Computer Science Canada

Cookies for download hits?

Author:  Amailer [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Cookies for download hits?

Hey, okay... i wanna know... should i make it so that for every download, a cookie is set to last 24/h's? Or would that be a bad idea?

I want to make it so that people don't give the download hit's every 24/h.

Author:  Dan [ Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:17 pm ]
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i have no idea what u are doing this for but if u are using a phpbb borad on the same site why not make it so they have to be a memebr to dl and then just store it in the db? b/c poleop can esaly modify or just delte the file

Author:  Amailer [ Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:24 pm ]
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but i want it so that everyone can dl it but.... i don't want the person to keep clicking and giving the download tons of hits--

Author:  wtd [ Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:53 pm ]
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Cookes are easy to fake. Don't rely on them to store critical information. Instead use sessions. Every visitor gets a unique number, stored in a cookie. That is then used to lookup data on the server which says how long it's been since they last downloaded a file.