[pmwiki-users] Error message for wrong subdomain getting subverted
pmwiki at solidgone.com
Tue Jul 22 18:10:32 CDT 2008
Using wildcard subdomains on your host will redirect *all* traffic
(ping, telnet, etc) to whatever you have specified in .htaccess.
And have a nice vacation :)
~ ~ David
> Thanks for the idea! I try it out when the holidays are over.
> Quick note just before we head out.
> Husband looked into it further. Turns it's worse than I thought. As he
> wrote elsewhere:
> This goes beyond web traffic. If you use ping, telnet, ftp, ssh or other
> internet applications and mis-type the host name, rogers will return a
> false result, instead of an invalid host message.
> If I try to ping someserver.mydomain.com, Rogers DNS service returns the
> IP address of their search page, claiming that THEIR server is part of
> my domain.
> This affects all domain owners, and any Rogers Canada customers. I
> suspect other ISPs will start to do the same thing. We'll add our voices
> to the formal complaints on both fronts.
> DaveG wrote:
>> If you can get your host to setup 'wildcard subdomains' then you can handle
>> any request for a subdomain through .htaccess, forwarding to PmWiki, if you
>> choose, for a specific error message.
>> ~ ~ Dave
>> On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:03:03 -0400, Sandy <sandy at onebit.ca> wrote:
>>> I just learned that my ISP (Rogers Canada) is replacing the "subdomain
>>> not found" message with advertisements.
>>> Other ISPs are probably doing the same.
>>> (The "domain not found" advertisements at least come with a "domain not
>>> found" message.)
>>> Is there a way I can give a page of my own choosing rather than the
>>> error code the ISP is grabbing? I suspect it can be done with .htaccess
>>> , but that's beyond my skills.
>>> I already have three subdomains working in a pmwiki farm. With
>>> CleanURLs, they show as subdomain.mydomain.ca/Group/Page .
>>> We use CPanel.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> PS If I don't thank you for your reply immediately, it's because
>>> tomorrow we leave on vacation.
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