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proasp_howto thread: Protecting digital media


Message #1 by dan@d... on Wed, 28 Jun 2000 6:50:14
Hello, 

I'm going to be building a web site that will allow users to buy digital 
media such as mp3 files and images.  How can i implement an asp solution to 
protect those files?

I was thinking of having the ASP page do a verification of the user, and 
then write out the content-type in the response, and then stream the actual 
file.  I haven't tried this yet.  This solution will only work if the file 
is on the same server/location as the asp page.

I was considering putting the files in an NT protected directory, but this 
creates all sorts of headaches and creating an NT user for every account 
would be a pain.

Thanks for any help on this.

Dan Jump
Senior Software Engineer
Flashbrothers.com

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