tonite i instituted a site-wide change... no more streaming mp3's through apache. this is a good thing. it looks like people were taking advantage of mp3s we are nice enough to share and adding them to their playlists... this means they download the song each time they listen to it instead of keeping a copy on their machine. now everyone is forced to download it first (unless they're using a media player other than real, win media player, netscape media player or winamp). if any of your know of any other media players out there (and preferably their User-Agent strings), please let me know. this is a good thing for all of us. I'll probably add such restrictions to other media types if they become problems.