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503 Service Unavailable hijacked in IE6!

Discussion in 'Bing' started by RickS01, Dec 29, 2006.

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    Hello everyone,

    As recent as acouple of days ago, my 503 service unavailbe "message" page is now redirected to http://earthlink-help.net.

    I use the ability of the google toolbar to tell me what the pagerank of certain domains are and now I can't because something has hijacked by 503 page.

    Note: I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this message, but I couldn't think of a better forum.

    Does anybody know how to set this back??

    -Rick
     
    RickS01, Dec 29, 2006 IP
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    No, No, I don't want to do that.

    From the opinions I've seen, people don't like ti, plus my parents upgraded to it and when I was at their house I used it and really didn't like it either.

    I suppose it's a "getting used to" thing.

    Also, I jsut realized, because earthlink is my ISP, I'm wondering if those sheisters are not doing it.

    Actually,this is something where I'm ignorant about. Does the broswer on the computer determine wthe page where it goes when there is a "non-existant" page? Or is it possibly on the ISP end?

    Whatever the case, i really want it changed back.

    I did an Alexa check on www.earhtlink-help.net and it is around 4,900. So, either it's a well distributed little infection or it is controlled by earthlink.

    Anybody have any suggestions?
     
    RickS01, Dec 29, 2006 IP
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    Try doing a SYSTEM RESTORE to a few days ago (Then run a disk scan)

    Good luck :)
     
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    Hi Dude,

    Thanks for the info. It turns out it's not actually a virus, it's earthlink that's doing it.

    If anybody has earthlink, and wants to know more about it, you can go here at the Earthlink blog to read about it:

    http://blogs.earthlink.net/2006/08/handling_dead_domains_1.php

    They say in their blog that: "we believe we are improving the EarthLink user experience with a system that will not interfere with other network processes." when in actuality they are making money for themselves.

    If you are an earthlink customer, and want to change it, they provide a DNS redirect opt-out. I had to dig to find it:
    http://kb.earthlink.net/case.asp?article=187117

    If you're not sure how to change your DNS for your network settings, theyt provide an article for that too:

    How to Specify DNS Information in Windows XP

    I went ahead and made the changes, but haven't reconnected and/or restarted to see if it works. I assume it does.

    I don't know a lot about network stuff, but a lot of people said that doing a 404 redirect violates DNS rules. Not sure. But, it might.

    I also did an Alexa lookup on http://earthlink-help.net and it's roughly about 4,000.

    Oh, and yes it's the 404 error not 503 Service Unavailable that I wrongly placed in the title.

    Rick
     
    RickS01, Jan 5, 2007 IP