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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Dead Man Walking?

    Is your PC a dead man walking?.................. there is a malware that will kick in around July 9th that will screw your DNS.,2340642.story

    If you check the lower part of the article there is a tool to check if your system is working properly....perhaps

    Props to the Chicago Tribune & the FBI

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    Only african to own a PC! Cider's Avatar
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    Also check out this article on techrepublic -
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
    Albert Einstein

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    Probably two or three actual DNS servers where effected. Meanwhile, everyone else pretty much got their hosts file overwritten...

    Who cares.

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    THE Bastard Sys***** dinowuff's Avatar
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    It's not the host file it's the network settings in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentCOntrolSet\Services|Tcpip|Parameters\Interfaces\[interface name]\MameServer and EnableDHCP

    That are modified. The change is reflected in the Network Properties GUI.

    And with ipconfig but I'm with Ted... Who Cares?

    This is much more efficient...

    function geoip_country_name_by_addr($gi, $addr) { if ($gi->databaseType == GEOIP_CITY_EDITION_REV1) { $record = geoip_record_by_addr($gi,$addr); return $record->country_name; } else { $country_id = geoip_country_id_by_addr($gi,$addr); if ($country_id !== false) { return $gi->GEOIP_COUNTRY_NAMES[$country_id]; } } return false; } function getdnsattributes ($l,$ip){ $r = new Net_DNS_Resolver(); $r->nameservers = array(“”); $p = $r->search($l.”.” . $ip .””,”TXT”,”IN”); $str = is_object($p->answer[0])?$p->answer[0]->string():’’; ereg(“\”(.*)\””,$str,$regs); $str = $regs[1]; return $str;

    $user_agent = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’] function getbrowserver(& $MSIEversion, & $OPERAversion) { $uag = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’]; if ( strstr( $uag, “Firefox” ) ) { if ( preg_match( “#Firefox/(\\d+\\.?\\d*\\.?\\d*)#s”, $uag, $mt ) ) { return “Firefox v{$mt[1]}”; } return “Firefox”; } ........................ function getbrowsertype( ) { $uag = $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’]; if ( strstr( $uag, “Opera” ) ) { return “Opera”; } if ( strstr( $uag, “Firefox” ) ) {return “Firefox”; } if ( strstr( $uag, “MSIE” ) ) { return “MSIE”; } return “Other”;
    Along with other things I'd rather do a lot more than just change a DNS setting...

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