Re: [SLUG] redirected after connecting to hotspot

From: Eben King (
Date: Sun Apr 02 2006 - 21:26:52 EDT

On Sun, 2 Apr 2006, Sick Twist wrote:

> While doing a little wardriving yesterday I connected to an access point in
> in the Zephyrhills area. While connected to the access point, my browser was
> redirected to when I started browsing.
> I've seen redirection like this this happen before when I've connected to
> access points at hotels in the past so I was not too worried about it.
> However, my laptop is still being redirected to this page even though I'm no
> longer on the Zephyrhills access point and it has me a little worried. My
> home page is set to but every time I start my browser (Epiphany) I
> see Firefox does the same thing.
> What configuration file could have been changed to cause this behavior? Seems
> like it has something to do with domain name resolution but I'm not a network
> expert. Is netstat the appropriate tool to use in this situation?

Sounds like your home page got changed. Can you browse to what _should_ be
your home page, then set it as such? Heck, I use the SessionSaver
extension; like Opera, it re-opens the pages you used last time. Obviates
the whole "home page" thing.

-eben    ebQenW1@EtaRmpTabYayU.rIr.OcoPm

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