[clug] firefox question

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Sun Dec 22 19:24:23 MST 2013

Oh yes it is! I was going in a completely different direction and did
not even consider this simple explanation.

Now I wonder why this is the case.


On 12/23/13 13:12, Francis James Whittle wrote:
> This feels like an obvious question, but - it's not just because
> log.enquisite.com resolves to is it?
> On Mon, 2013-12-23 at 10:47 +1100, Eyal Lebedinsky wrote:
>>   From time to time I notice an error message in my httpd server saying
>> Requests with error response codes
>> 	404 Not Found
>> 		/log.js?id=489946-bxlkf45: 1 Time(s)
>> These show when the main fs holding my web root is unmounted, so naturally i get this error.
>> However, I wanted to understand where this reference comes from. In doing so I noticed that
>> it seems that a specific address 'logs.enquisite.com' is treated in a non standard way.
>> When I enter this in the address bar I get my own httpd root page showing.
>> I use 'adblock' and it does not block this address. My proxy (privoxy) has a generic rule
>> to block '.enquisite.com' and it blocks all sub-domains except 'log.'.
>> This is what privoxy logs when I browse to 'xxx.enquisite.com'
>> 	2013-12-23 09:27:52.686 7f961076f700 Crunch: Blocked: http://xxx.enquisite.com/
>> - - [23/Dec/2013:09:27:52 +1100] "GET http://xxx.enquisite.com/ HTTP/1.1" 403 9531
>> Nothing shows in the log when I browse to 'log.enquisite.com' and the browser shows my
>> own web page.
>> A tcpdump on my internet connection shows that there is no direct connection
>> (bypassing the proxy) to this address.
>> I did some searches and it seems that this site is something "special" but I wonder if
>> it gets "special" treatment by my software (firefox? apache?). During my searches I noted
>> that googling 'enquisite.com firefox' brings many hits, yet googling 'log.enquisite.com firefox'
>> returns a blank page. Same with duckduckgo. Yahoo finds many hits.
>> Does anyone know what is going on?
>> TIA
>> --
>> Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

Eyal Lebedinsky	(eyal at eyal.emu.id.au)

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