2008/9/22 Brendan Halpin <brendan.halpin at ul.ie>:
> I have had a result from google that returned a bunch of weird
> links. They all lead to what appear to be fake search engines, and do
> not correspond to the URL displayed.
>> Some of the destinations have apparently invalid hostnames (e.g.
> find.tj) but resolve locally to 88.151.113.*
>> Moreover, the search had "site:ul.ie" as a qualifier, so the reported
> URLs are all within UL but are non-existent.
>> I presume something is broken -- is it my Firefox/IceWeasel, local DNS,
I suspect it's UL.
At least, when I do the same google search, I get similar results.
Make the GET request using curl, and I get back a 404.
Make the GET request using iceweasel, and I get back a 301 redirect to
a find.uz or find.tl site.
I can see my initial GET request is going to a UL ip address, and I
can see the HTTP headers.
Suggest you invite the administrators of 18.104.22.168
(www.student.ul.ie, among other things) to examine closely their web
Particularly if someone makes the following http request:
curl -i -H 'User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US;
rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20070310 Iceweasel/126.96.36.199 (Debian-188.8.131.52-1)' -H
Without User-Agent and Referer, I get back a 404. With both, I get a 302.
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