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Easy referrer blanking.

Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by fatboy, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Guys.

    I know a lot of people do the double meta refresh thing by using a couple of web pages etc etc but that can become a chore if you have a lot of pages etc.

    So, this evening, I *think* I have found a quick way round things.

    Scenario:
    I have a webpage with a few links on to affiliate pages that I want to easily blank referrers from.

    You could knock up a couple of pages to blank referrers or try the way O just found out.

    On the same domain as your webpage, make a subdirectory something like 'links' and in there install Glype proxy.

    Now, you edit the Glype settings to use blank referrer (I did this by messing about with the code in init.php) and making sure the domain is on the whitelist for hotlinking.

    Now, swap all links on your page from:

    hxxp://affiliate-network.com/yourcode to
    hxxp://yourdomain.com/links/browse.php?u=hxxp://affiliate-network.com/yourcode

    You should now have a blank referrer (well thats what it looks like in my logs anyway!)

    With a bit of htaccess action and your hxxp://yourdomain.com/links/browse.php?u=hxxp://affiliate-network.com/yourcode can look a lot tider.

    Hopefully you get your head round what I am trying to say - the thinking and fiddling with code is my strong point, trying to explain it is not!
     
  2. robb01

    robb01 Regular Member

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    Can you explain more on adjusting the setting to blank referrer?
     
  3. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Take a look at line 347 of init.php in the include folder of Glype.
    You can set the referrer to what ever you want be it blank or your website :)

    Cheers
     
  4. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Won't this show the IP for all of your leads as your proxy box?

    Never used glype. I'll have a look and do some testing.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  5. xhanuman

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    Interesting angle - will also have to investigate glype.
     
  6. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    There will be no referrer, but all the IPs will come from your server. I HIGHLY recommend against this.
    Basically, this is what happens:
    -User loads the Glype-proxy page
    -Glype-proxy running on your page connects to the remote server (i.e. the affiliate; thus seeing only your IP)
    -Glype-proxy forwards data to the user to see

    There are no benefits to this, unfortunately. Good to see people thinking outside the box though :)

    It is possible to have all your double meta redirects to multiple domains on one page with a bit of nifty PHP coding--no crazy stuff needed.
     
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  7. peter1988

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    thanks kenneth for telling us .....many thanks...
     
  8. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Bugger, didn't even think to look at the IP addresses - I was concentrating on the referrer bits!!

    Thought it was a bit easy!
    Will have to have another play at the IP addresses.
     
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    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    But all of your affiliate clicks or whatever you are sending will look like they're all coming from the same person over and over. (Even if it isn't from you in particular--this still wont work out too well.)
     
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  11. Implicated

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    Yea I don't think you want to pass your server IP as the visitor like that...