Introduction

  • The anti-leech function is based on the HTTP referer mechanism where the referer, namely an HTTP header field, is used for source tracking, source recognition and processing. You can configure a referer  black list or whitelist to identify and filter visitors in order to limit access to your CDN resources.
  • Currently, the anti-leech function supports the black list or whitelist mechanism. After a visitor initiates a request for a resource, and the request arrives at a CDN node,  the CDN node filters the identity of the visitor based on the presets of the anti-leech black list or whitelist. If the identity complies with the rules, the visitor can access the requested resource; if the identity does not comply with the rules, the request is forbidden and a 403 response code is returned.

Attentions:

  • This function is optional and is disabled by default.
  • To enable this function, you can select Refer Blacklist or Refer Whitelist to edit. You can only select one of these options to edit.
  • A null Referer field can be used to access resources on a CDN node  (that is, whether a web browser can use its URL to directly access resources on a target URL).
  • After configuration, wildcard domain name support is added automatically. For example, if you enter a.com, the final configuration * .a.com takes effect, and all sub-domain names take effect.

Procedure

Enter the CDN Domain Namespage, select the desired domain name and click Configure.