However, every time I put the direct download link in my server.properties file, it automatically changes the link to http\://minecraft.curseforge.com/projects/butterfrog-resources/files/2689922/download whenever I restart the server
Anyone else had this issue before? Any fixes? I've seen plenty of people who talk about it online, but most say "the solution is to make sure your modpack is only the assets, and not the whole folder!". As you can see, the resource pack i'm trying to add to the server already meets that criteria. The zip leads straight to the assets.
I've also tried many other direct download links from hosting sites, such as Dropbox. No change.