Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Roadrunner Intercepts URL Typos

Slashdot | RoadRunner Intercepting Domain Typos

This subject I should be very clear on. I think that Automagically
correctign a typo in a URL someone types is a good idea, many browsers,
and other programs have a similar feature. how ever
designing your
DNS server, to automatically override a users prefrences in said
browsers & programs, and on top of that, not bothering to tell
anyone you've made this chang,e overnight, is NOT COOL

Click above for the slashdoted story.

Example of a redirected page

And here is how you can change your preferences, by turning it off
Road-Runner Prefs

I also highly suggest using OpenDNS
It's a great service, that can replace your ISP's DNS it is LOADS
faster, it's free, and has a lot of neat features that YOU control.

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