All unknown hosts redirect to search.com.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kick52, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. kick52 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,

    My iBook is connected to the net by internet sharing from my G4 with a wireless card.

    It seems that unknown hosts are redirected to search.com. This is not the case for the G4. It is not a problem with Firefox, as it happens with curl and Safari.

    For example: going to blablakilpoer123.com displays search.com, though the domain name displayed by Firefox is blablakilpoer123.com.

    When I ping blablakilpoer123.com I get a ping from c13-ss-2-lb.cnet.com (search.com is from cnet.com), though when doing 'host blablakilpoer123.com' I get "Host blablakilpoer123.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)"

    I cannot think of anything installed which should cause this.
    I have tried 'sudo lookupd -flushcache', and I have reconnected to the net. This started quite a while ago so I cannot remember clearly what was happening around that period.

    Could anyone shed some light on this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kick52 thread starter macrumors member

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    Location:
    England
    #2
    Ok, pbx on #macosx has found that something is adding an extra .com to any <bla>.com domain to redirect to cnet owned *.com.com. (Wildcard dns)
    Just need to find out what is doing that.
     

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