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nienberg
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Registered: ‎01-24-2005
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freewheel server changed

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06-22-2007 12:49 PM
Today I noticed that my viewer stopped working. It turns out the requests from the freewheel server to my webserver are now coming from a different IP address. It used to be 64.95.221.15 and is now 64.95.221.27. In order to limit access to the dwf files I had previously restricted access to the old IP address. Is there an announcement list for these types of changes or is there a way to protect against this in the future without allowing total public access to the dwf files?

P.S. I realize that anyone can view my dwf files by making their own requests to the freewheel server, but at least they cannot access the dwf files themselves if I restrict access as noted above.

Mark
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Re: freewheel server changed

06-22-2007 01:42 PM in reply to: nienberg
It sounds like you are relying on Freewheel for production work. For this
you want Autodesk Freewheel instead of Project Freewheel. The IP addresses
of http://freewheel.autodesk.com is 72.246.216.73. I have the Project
Freewheel IP as 69.26.52.96 so I am not sure about the numbers you have
here. To use Autodesk Freewheel, you would change dwfit.com references to
freewheel.autodesk.com. Everything else should be the same.

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Today I noticed that my viewer stopped working. It turns out the requests
from the freewheel server to my webserver are now coming from a different IP
address. It used to be 64.95.221.15 and is now 64.95.221.27. In order to
limit access to the dwf files I had previously restricted access to the old
IP address. Is there an announcement list for these types of changes or is
there a way to protect against this in the future without allowing total
public access to the dwf files?

P.S. I realize that anyone can view my dwf files by making their own
requests to the freewheel server, but at least they cannot access the dwf
files themselves if I restrict access as noted above.

Mark
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nienberg
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎01-24-2005
Message 3 of 3 (177 Views)

Re: freewheel server changed

06-25-2007 09:57 AM in reply to: nienberg
Thanks for your reply. I wasn't really aware of the distinction between the two sites, but I confirmed that I am using "freewheel.autodesk.com". Does this discussion group apply to both?

So the server change apparently happened at "freewheel.autodesk.com". The ip addresses I noted are the ones that appear in my webserver logs when I request an image from autodesk, so maybe the request gets handed off to a server pool or something. Maybe I need to permit access from a range of addresses, but I don't know how to determine what range that would be.

Mark
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