I have a web site running on Apache 1.3.x and to try and protect my
files from being linked to I protected the dirs they're in and added
the login+password in the link. The idea being that constantly
changing the login+password in the files and server is a small
deterrent against linking.
But now I have a feeling that the server is getting slower with all
this authentication but I have no data on this issue. Does anyone have
info on this? I'm using only one user/password but will I get a
performance increase by discarding this whole scheme?
I can live with a small performance hit but with tens of thousands of
files being requested every day I want to know how much of a hit I'm
Thanks for any info on the matter.