[SATLUG] Verizon feeding ads on URL errors

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 15:30:54 CDT 2008


2008/6/2 Don Crowder <donguitar at gmail.com>:
> When I make an error in typing a URL into the browser address bar I get a
> page of garbage from Verizon instead of an ordinary "page not found" page.
>  For example, here's a screenshot of the page I get if I manually type in
> the URL for google but leave out the 'dot' before the 'com':
> http://www.don-guitar.com/photos/vz-url-error.png
>
> I'm really annoyed about this but I'm also aware than I haven't enough
> education to understand the full implications of what's taking place so I'd
> greatly appreciate a newbie-friendly analysis with an explanation of the
> ramifications.

Don, I take it your ISP is Verizon?


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