[nSLUG] EastLink hijacking DNS

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Sat Oct 31 15:51:42 ADT 2009


On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Eri Ramos Bastos wrote:

> Some people are reporting the opt-out has only a temporary effect[1][2]
>
> Just to be sure that's what I added to my crontab:
>
> -------------------
> #!/bin/bash
>
> curl "http://www.thisurldoesnotexitandimpositiveboutthat.com" &>/dev/null
> [ $? -eq 0 ] && curl -A "DNS Hijacking Sucks, EastLink"
> "http://searchmanager.eastlink.ca/optout.php?brand=eastlink&lang" \
> &>/dev/null && logger "opt-out from EastLink"
> -------------------

Heavens. That's rather inefficient and excessive. Why don't you just 
change your default search domain to something other than eastlink.ca?

Cheers... Dop.



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