[clug] Firefox question

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Thu Jan 13 22:53:53 GMT 2005

I am setting it up for my main machine (Linux) but also for a Windows machine that I have.
It is the windows version that does very strange things. The first, terrible, thing is
that it issues a google search for a hostname if it cannot resolve it. This is terrible
because it jeopardizes security (you end up NOT where you meant to go) and privacy (it
issues a transaction you did not request with whatever you wrongly typed).

I could not find a place to disable this (My proxy now blocks the specific Google URL).
The Linux version does not do this (nice).

Another interesting thing is that the rouge site that is brought up seems to turn off
the "Stop" button and I cannot interrupt the loading. I checked and normal sites do
not do this, and neither does this specific site if I go there directly, so maybe
this is the Google search that does this?

	Mr Paranoid

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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