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    Can two people verify something for me?

    I need two people (or one person with access to both FireFox and IE) to check something out for me.
    In both browsers go to the following url (yes, I know it's theoretically invalid):
    Let me know where it takes you please.
    Yes, I have googled, no, not sure why it's doing that.
    Chris Shepherd
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    Resolving google.com

    Resolving Microsoft.com

    It didn't load google.com but it did load Microsoft.


    "The page cannot be displayed".

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    The page cannot be displayed

    as said above...

    oh: lynx: took me to my shell providers home page so i guess that counts as a IE error page....
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    On FireFox here http://www.microsoft.com/

    In IE The page cannot be displayed

    [edit] hmm where did the Above Two People Come from

    Ok Got some Info on this http://http:// .....Will resolve to http://www.microsoft.com ..

    and http://http:// and anything will resolve to Microsoft ...............a Extra http:// in the begning and it will resolve to Microsoft

    http://http://http://http://http://h...http://http:// And many more resolves to Microsoft

    hmm Found this Dosen't make Sence to him too

    [Edit 1] Is this the Asnwer to it? it's the Google's i am feeling lucky Search causing it not the FireFox

    I used the LiveHTTPHeaders extension (see http://extensionroom.mozdev.org) and figured out that trying to go to http://http://google.com actually does a "I feel lucky" search on "http" at Google. For some reason, Google's top hit on http is Microsoft.com. Go figure!

    My LiveHTTPHeaders capture:


    GET /search?btnI=I%27m+Feeling+Lucky&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=http HTTP/1.1
    Host: www.google.com
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040614 Firefox/0.8
    Accept: application/x-shockwave-flash,text/xml,application/xml,
    Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
    Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
    Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
    Keep-Alive: 300
    Connection: keep-alive
    Cookie: PREF=ID=4cd48e166b4cb30a:TM=1033197184:LM=1033197184:S=OtfkNjUi7R3h3DuC; en_US

    HTTP/1.x 302 Found
    Location: http://www.microsoft.com/
    Content-Type: text/html
    Server: GWS/2.1
    Transfer-Encoding: chunked
    Content-Encoding: gzip
    Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 01:57:05 GMT
    Cache-Control: private, x-gzip-ok=""
    --Good Luck--

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    Priapistic Monk KorpDeath's Avatar
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    In Firefox : http://www.microsoft.com/

    In IE: The page cannot be displayed
    The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

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    Thanks guys. It is google doing it. If you google for "http" the first hit is Microsoft.com:
    Nifty. :D
    Chris Shepherd
    The Nelson-Shepherd cutoff: The point at which you realise someone is an idiot while trying to help them.
    \"Well as far as the spelling, I speak fluently both your native languages. Do you even can try spell mine ?\" -- Failed Insult
    Is your whole family retarded, or did they just catch it from you?

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    In my case, using Mozilla, I went to searchmachine.com. But that was due to the setting in Mozilla which would add www to the http:// (removing the ://) and .com to the end. And would ignore anything after the double slash

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    Just for posterity's sake I got out opera and it takes you to http.com the page was titled searchmachine and it had a butt load of pop ups. Thank goodness it opened them in tabs so all I had to do was close the browser

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    Use Firefox for a Safer System
    December 22, 2004

    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The itsy, bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout.
    Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
    Out came the sun and dried up all the rain,
    So the itsy, bitsy spider went up the spout again.

    That was one of my daughter Alicia's favorite nursery rhymes when she was small. And it's a great fun as that, but it makes for a lousy IT policy. How many times must Windows desktop users be hosed before they start using a more secure desktop operating system?

    Or, if you're not ready to shift over to a good, solid desktop Linux such as Novell Linux Desktop or Xandros or buy a Mac, the least you could do is start using more secure, open-source applications on your Windows.


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    Take Firefox for example. I've been using Web browsers almost since before there were Web browsers, and Firefox is simply the best browser I've ever used on any platform. In addition, Firefox is a lot more secure than Internet Explorer.

    Notice I didn't say it was perfectly secure. Like any software program, it has problems. Internet Explorer, on the other hand, is a security hole disguised as a Web browser.

    Don't believe me? In past few weeks, we've seen a pair of IE problems that hit fully patched Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2), a spoofing problem that also smacks completely patched systems, and the Bofra/IFrame bug, which SP2 does stop. And the IE faults keep coming and coming.

    Do you want to spend all of your IT staff's time patching IE and praying that your users don't run into a page that opens up your network like a rotten fruit while waiting for a patch? I don't think so.

    Oh, and did I mention that if your shop is still running Windows 2000, you can forget about getting XP SP2-style security patches anyway? I hope your budget is ready to either upgrade all of your systems to XP or add a lot more security to your systems, because Microsoft isn't giving you a whole lot of choice about the matter.

    A Microsoft program manager, Peter Torr, recently asked on his blog, "How can I trust Firefox?" My question, of course, is how can I trust IE?

    Yes, Firefox has holes, too. For example, there's a pop-up window problem that gets pretty much every browser on the planet.

    People who don't get security often say that if Firefox or any other open-source software were only as popular as IE, their security would be just as bad. Nope. Wrong.

    First, open-source software is constantly being looked at by numerous developers. When problems are found, and they are all the time, they're quickly fixed. With Microsoft code, you have to trust that its programmers are on the ball and that they'll fix problems quickly. You look at their track record and you decide if that's true. I know what I think.

    Second, on Windows, open-source applications are just that: applications. Microsoft programs, by their very nature, are tied directly into the operating system kernel. This means, IE—and other Microsoft Windows applications such as Outlook—enables any security hole to potentially rip open the entire operating system.

    This isn't paranoia. Read eWEEK.com's security section. You'll find story after story about serious Internet Explorer holes that appear, and Microsoft sometimes takes months to patch them. Who needs this?

    Torr said he thinks Firefox and its plug-ins and helper applications need better code signing so that users know that an application really is a legit one and not a hacked Trojan that will lie in wait to attack your system. He's got a point.

    But at least with Firefox, the real application isn't a problem. I know who makes Internet Explorer, and IE is the problem.


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    Erm. not sure what that has to do with the question, but sure.
    Chris Shepherd
    The Nelson-Shepherd cutoff: The point at which you realise someone is an idiot while trying to help them.
    \"Well as far as the spelling, I speak fluently both your native languages. Do you even can try spell mine ?\" -- Failed Insult
    Is your whole family retarded, or did they just catch it from you?

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