Spoof yourself as the HTTP Referrer when linking to other sites.Usage: link to http://spoofurl.com/targetsite.com to preserve your anonymity. In doing so, your site remains hidden from the referring logs on the target site, i.e., targetsite.com will see spoofurl.com as the referrer instead of yoursitehere.com.
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ScriptInsert the following script into the HTML of your page and spoofurl.com will automatically rewrite your outgoing links for you (using exactly the same method in the example).
Scenarios- Keep your private forum hidden by not revealing itself through referring logs.
- Cloak your referring link to an affilate site.
- Route outgoing company traffic through spoofurl.com so as to not reveal important internal URLs.
- Keep your personal browsing history private by installing Privoxy.org and routing all outgoing HTTP traffic through spoofurl.com.
AdvancedIf you want to preserve the referring URL, SpoofURL supports 301 and 302 redirects that will keep the referring header in place.
Usage: link to http://spoofurl.com/301/targetsite.com for a 301 or permanent redirect and http://spoofurl.com/302/targetsite.com for a 302 or temporary redirect.
var redirectUrl = "http://spoofurl.com/302/merchantsite.com/affiliateId.html";
With this in place, you can hand out links to exampledomain.com/1.html, users that follow this are automatically redirected through SpoofURL, and onto your affiliate link (merchantsite.com/affiliateId.html) using the correct referring headers.
More about HTTP Referrer
Also referred to as HTTP Referer (or HTTP_REFERER), this is the URL of the previous webpage from which a link was followed. Web sites log referrers so that they can track users and the sites from which they came. There's a lot of juicy information in the details.
Naturally, there are questions as to whether or not this is a violation of privacy. Some browsers now allow the user to disable the sending of referrer information. Proxy and firewalls also provide this ability, so as to avoid leaking the location of non-public websites.
Of course, forefully removing the HTTP referrer header can cause problems. There is now a growing number of Web servers that block parts of their site to browsers that don't send through the correct referrer information. This is an attempt to prevent deep linking or unauthorised use of images (aka bandwidth theft).
Fortunately, usage of spoofurl.com results in perfectly valid HTTP headers. It's easy, and it works. Nice.
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