Secure download location

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at
Fri Mar 10 17:21:56 EST 2006

Think about building this functionality on Altuit's Magic Carpet.

On 3/9/06, Marty Knapp <martyknapp at> wrote:
> 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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