Jump to content
  • 0

Does something automatically download attachments?


Pretty much every time I post something that contains an attachment, whether it is source code, binary file or something else, I note that within seconds after I posted it, the forum shows there has been 1 download already. For a while I suspected some lurkers or bots that crawl the forum constantly looking for things to download but it seems so immediate that I wonder if that is part of how the forum software works, that once a file has been uploaded to the forum, the download counter shortly after is set to 1?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 answer to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 1

No, the download counter for attachments should be zero unless they are explicitly clicked on.  There are certainly bots that crawl the forum constantly (such as Google), and it's likely that the bots are hitting the attachment links.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...