Blocking script leechers by http referrer

I've been running a copy of the excellent Feed2JS RSS feed embedder script on one of our servers for a few years(!) now. It's a great way to embed any RSS feed onto any web page. The problem is that it's a little too attractive to some of the more leecherly and unsavoury members of teh intarwebs. I occasionally take a peek at who's using the script, and have found SEO tweakers, gambling sites, porn sites, warez, etc....

March 18, 2009 · 2 min

Feed2JS Installed

I've just installed Alan Levine's handy Feed2JS tool, which takes any RSS feed and spits out a couple of lines of HTML/Javascript for embedding it on any web page. Very handy stuff. It's available here if anyone on campus needs it. I'm using it to aggregate the active Learning Commons weblogs onto a single page here. Thanks, Alan! UPDATE: (2004/08/04) I have noticed that the Feed2js deployed on commons is being pretty heavily abused....

May 26, 2004 · 1 min