Secure download location

Marty Knapp martyknapp at comcast.net
Thu Mar 9 21:57:33 EST 2006


I'm wanting to set up a situation where people can download an update of 
my program via a "download update" menu script, but keep the URL from 
being known. I was tinkering with the revGoURL ftp route, but my 
username and password show up in the browser history, which is, of 
course, not good!

I've been reading the docs about all the URL stuff. I took a look at the 
Tutorials from So Smart Software and I'm getting more, not less 
confused. It seems like there's a lot of options, though the difference 
between them isn't clear to me yet. Basically I need to protect myself 
from people just downloading the software who haven't paid, but make it 
easy for those who have paid to download the latest version. Because 
it's a low-dollar item I can't afford to be manually processing stuff - 
I want my computer & web site to take care of 99% (that's why they made 
computers - right!?).

If someone can help get the twist out of my shorts, I'd appreciate it!

Thanks,
Marty Knapp



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