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Did anyone else get redirected to this site when trying to reach the JavaRanch this morning.
I got up, poured my coffee and was heading to the Saloon for my morning reading when instead I was faced with a pic of Jesse Jackson and whining about the Florida vote count ( no offense meant to any Floridians !).
I tried all the links in my history but got 404's only.
 
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Wha?
What was the URL of the site?
 
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I haven't had that problem today or any other day. What time of day did you try?
 
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It was around 9:00 am Eastern time Saturday morning. The address bar said www.javaranch.com but I was not there. I could not get to this site at all.
 
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How bizarre!!
 
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Just a guess: Somebody tinkered with your local DNS in order to force people to see their opinions.
 
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Paul,
are you saying my machine ??? I am fairly lax with my security, but I don't have broadband and I don't have any really personal info on my machine. Although I have been online for nearly 10 years I have yet to buy anything online, so I don't really worry about cc numbers etc on my machine. But I hate to think someone has hacked my system.
 
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No not your machine ... your local DNS Directory Naming Service. This is the service that maps the URL you type into your browser to the IP address of the site!
 
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Probably your ISP or a little upstream from your ISP.
 
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