Tiger DNS "problem"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmichael, May 1, 2005.

  1. jmichael macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005
    I installed Tiger two days ago and this morning noticed that google.com redirects to a search engine (apparently) named SOGO at - the address bar, however, reports http://www.google.com.

    I also noticed http://www.boingboing.net redirects to http://www.net.net/search.asp?Keywords=boingboing - however, feed://www.boingboing.net/atom.xml connects just fine, sans the images, which require HTTP to retrieve.

    Known so far:

    - All https attempts to reach google time out.
    - Google can be reached using their IP addresses.
    - It's system-wide. Both Safari and Firefox behave identical. (I was using the new safari when it first happened.)
    - It's not a caching issue.
    - It's not a cookie issue.
    - The only documented occurance I can find of this same thing happening to someone else is here - http://forums.spywareinfo.com/lofiversion/index.php/t31441.html - It was a Windows XP system.
    - The domain associated with the IP address I'm getting redirected to is mne.com
    - mne.com SOA ns1.dnsexit.com. jchen.netdorm.com. 2000060701 12000 2400 604800 1200
    - mne.com name server ns1.dnsexit.com
    - mne.com name server ns2.dnsexit.com
    - It is not my ISP's DNS, nor a network-wide problem here at home. My slackware linux box on the same network has no problems.

    I have read the joke of a FAQ at the redirected SOGO page. No, I haven't installed either of the applications mentioned. Yes, I have installed new free and shareware apps since upgrading to Tiger. The free app I've been using for over a year and trust - http://desktopmanager.berlios.de/ - The shareware app is this - http://www.yousoftware.com/desktops/

    I'll post more once I learn it. I've been a linux user for 5+ years and a mac user for 1+, I almost feel like I should ask a windows user what to do to "clean" my system, heh. But I won't be doing that.

    I'm off to log out and see if this problem is user-specific, and not system-wide.

    Any advice or knowledge on the matter is appreciated.

  2. jmichael thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005
    More investigation results..

    It is not a user-specific issue. But that's no surprise, given the nature of what is happening. The root user has the same problem.

    However - and this is a BIG however - a full shutdown and startup *seems* to have fixed the problem. I say *seems* because any time anything just seems to magically fix itself, it's only a matter of time before the same thing breaks again.

    Again, if anyone has any advice or knowledge on the matter, I'd much appreciate getting to the bottom of this. I suspect a Tiger Security update in the very near future.


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