[dns-operations] charter, sitefinder, opendns (slashdot today)

Paul Vixie paul at vix.com
Thu Feb 15 18:01:41 UTC 2007

today on <http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/15/0432259>, we see:

    The Internet

    paulbiz writes

	"Charter Cable's DNS servers have just started resolving all invalid
	hostnames and pointing them to their own error page. The About page
	states: 'This service automatically eliminates many of the error pages
	you may encounter as you surf the web. No software was installed on
	your computer for this service to work.' It has an 'opt-out' page, but
	when you use it Charter simply sets a cookie that makes their page
	redirect errors to Microsoft Live Search instead!"

    One more reason to use OpenDNS, where you can actually opt out of the
    custom error page.

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