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Re: DNS Hijacking by Cox

  • From: Niels Bakker
  • Date: Sun Jul 22 19:41:46 2007

* [email protected] (Stephen Wilcox) [Mon 23 Jul 2007, 01:21 CEST]:
On Sun, Jul 22, 2007 at 02:56:13PM -0700, Andrew Matthews wrote:
It looks like cox is hijacking dns for irc servers.
isn't there a law against hijacking dns? What can i do to persue this?
no, its their network and they play by their rules.. the law would prevent them from inserting data into 3rd party servers or from masquerading as someone they are not or other marketing unfairness (such as serving their site in place of their competitors).

You mean, like, sending you to their own machine instead of the actual (a legit EFnet server) when you ask for it?

if you are a cox customer you might want to have a reasoned discussion with them and find out more details and whether you can reach a resolution. if they dont play ball tho you ultimately would have to vote with your $$ and switch..

This is a ridiculous argument as in many places there is only one game in town for affordable high speed internet for end users.

-- Niels.

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