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Old 05-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #16
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You are in full control, nothing gets redirected.
Ah, sorry, yes you can let things fail differently. My apologies.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 11:51 AM   #17
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Ah, sorry, yes you can let things fail differently. My apologies.
Well, my latest favorite browser is Chromium. When I type something in address bar and make a typo I still will have a Google search page opened for me, this is a feature of Chrome/Chromium. But I won't be redirected.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 11:59 AM   #18
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Well, my latest favorite browser is Chromium. When I type something in address bar and make a typo I still will have a Google search page opened for me, this is a feature of Chrome/Chromium. But I won't be redirected.
I may well be wrong but I think if it "passes the test to look like a URL" then Chrom[e|ium] will attempt to resolve it -- meaning that the DNS provider matters. On the other hand, if the browser doesn't view it as a correct URL it will use the inbuild search to provide "similar results".
That seems to be my experience anyhow.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 12:15 PM   #19
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Right, since I run my own DNS (not the one my ISP is offering, none of free services offered on the net) I won't be redirected anywhere.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 04:23 PM   #20
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Might as well lob another in.

One could easily put the 50 or so names and IP's into their hosts file and bypass dns for many things. It would still be faster to look up hosts since it does so anyway before it looks to web.
 
Old 05-26-2014, 11:51 PM   #21
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Might as well lob another in.

One could easily put the 50 or so names and IP's into their hosts file and bypass dns for many things. It would still be faster to look up hosts since it does so anyway before it looks to web.
How would one go about doing that? Would you still be able to have Google's nameservers as a "last resort" in case the website where you're going isn't in your list?
 
Old 05-27-2014, 03:36 AM   #22
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it's a simple enough thing (and os independent!).
a quick 1-min web search yielded this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350...ur-hosts-file/
probably not the best out there, but should get you started.
you can also search "hosts" or "hostsblock" on archlinux forums.
 
Old 05-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #23
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it's a simple enough thing (and os independent!).
a quick 1-min web search yielded this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350...ur-hosts-file/
probably not the best out there, but should get you started.
you can also search "hosts" or "hostsblock" on archlinux forums.
Thanks. I thought it would be in the resolv.conf file, so that's what I was looking for...
 
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If you want to learn about this, start with nsswitch.conf.
 
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Thank you for all your replies. However, let me clarify
I am not closing the browser, just the window that gets me to the time warner DNS.
What I want to do is prevent Time warner from hijacking my browser. I do not have access to the router. It is kept by the landlord.
I appreciate the help, and I am not being sarcastic, just trying to understand how to get this done. I appreciate the adding the lines, but I need a step by step on how to do that-what file? where do I find the file? How do I save it? How do I close it?
Unless you have had a work injury it is very unlikely that you will understand the following, but it is a correct answer to a question. "We decided to C&R the whole thing based on the AME, and it was quickly signed by the WCJ". If I do not explain all the items in the sentence in detail you can not get it, barring previous experience with work injury. I know a little about computers, but not enough to just read a code and know where it goes or how to get it there. Thank you to all who answer. I do not know if what was stated will work, because I do not know how to perform the task. Thank you ahead of time for your patience and your more detail explanation on how to do it. OD13
 
Old 05-30-2014, 09:48 AM   #26
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Thank you for all your replies. However, let me clarify
I am not closing the browser, just the window that gets me to the time warner DNS.
What I want to do is prevent Time warner from hijacking my browser. I do not have access to the router. It is kept by the landlord.
I appreciate the help, and I am not being sarcastic, just trying to understand how to get this done. I appreciate the adding the lines, but I need a step by step on how to do that-what file? where do I find the file? How do I save it? How do I close it?
Unless you have had a work injury it is very unlikely that you will understand the following, but it is a correct answer to a question. "We decided to C&R the whole thing based on the AME, and it was quickly signed by the WCJ". If I do not explain all the items in the sentence in detail you can not get it, barring previous experience with work injury. I know a little about computers, but not enough to just read a code and know where it goes or how to get it there. Thank you to all who answer. I do not know if what was stated will work, because I do not know how to perform the task. Thank you ahead of time for your patience and your more detail explanation on how to do it. OD13
Please go back and re-read post #4, where I told you EXACTLY what to add, and to what file. Again:
  • Open /etc/resolv.conf in whatever editor you choose. Feel free to type in "sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf", which will probably bring the file up into an editor.
  • Add the two lines given to you in post #4
  • Save the file, exit the editor
  • You're done.
Again, this is what happens to ANYONE who uses Brighthouse or Time Warner. Adding those lines causes your system to use the public DNS servers, and sidesteps the 'issue' you're having (which is REALLY nothing more than a minor annoyance, which you can fix by clicking the BACK button on your browser). There is even a how-to guide for Luna, with pictures and instructions:
http://eos-snippets.blogspot.com/201...ublic-dns.html

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Old 05-30-2014, 12:15 PM   #27
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Dear TBOne:

Thank you for your second reply. I guess I read your first one too quickly. I guess I will live with Open DNS, but to me that is giving permission to someone because I am being force by Time Warner to do that. I would like to eliminate Time Warner all together. I rather get a 404 error. What you call a minor inconvenience I call a major violation of my privacy and of my freedom to have my browser behave in the way I want to. America is my country of choice. I left a very control system to become an American, and have seen an errosion of our freedoms in the last 20 years, that seriously worries me, even though I will probably be dead before it all comes to fruition, but having lived in an oppressive goverment system I can tell you that America is heading in that direction, and it will happen becasue most Americans think-"It will never happen here". Freedom is not free. Anyway, whatver I can do to prevent big conglomerates, and government from knowing about me, I will.
Thank you for your advice, it did not work. The terminal asks me for a password but lets me type none. However, the Luna post did work. One more thing-How do I add to your reputation? I see the little green bar and I kept clicking on it but nothing happen, and I do not see anything that specifically states-"Add to reputation". Sorry for my political diatribe but I am seeing our country become the country I left. Be bless with joy and health. Thank you to you and to all the Linux community. Peace. OD13
 
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Dear TBOne:
Thank you for your second reply. I guess I read your first one too quickly. I guess I will live with Open DNS, but to me that is giving permission to someone because I am being force by Time Warner to do that. I would like to eliminate Time Warner all together. I rather get a 404 error. What you call a minor inconvenience I call a major violation of my privacy and of my freedom to have my browser behave in the way I want to. America is my country of choice. I left a very control system to become an American, and have seen an errosion of our freedoms in the last 20 years, that seriously worries me, even though I will probably be dead before it all comes to fruition, but having lived in an oppressive goverment system I can tell you that America is heading in that direction, and it will happen becasue most Americans think-"It will never happen here". Freedom is not free. Anyway, whatver I can do to prevent big conglomerates, and government from knowing about me, I will.
OpenDNS and/or Google's DNS will give you the 404 error you seem to want, follow the instructions provided twice now, and enjoy. No matter WHICH DNS server you use, it doesn't matter; your ISP knows which sites you visit, like it or not...that's a reality of having to manage a large network. Doing a DNS redirect to (essentially) give you a DIFFERENT 404 page is nothing sinister. Don't want it? Then feel free to change it. No one is 'violating your privacy' by giving you a different 404 result.
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Thank you for your advice, it did not work. The terminal asks me for a password but lets me type none. However, the Luna post did work. One more thing-How do I add to your reputation? I see the little green bar and I kept clicking on it but nothing happen, and I do not see anything that specifically states-"Add to reputation". Sorry for my political diatribe but I am seeing our country become the country I left. Be bless with joy and health. Thank you to you and to all the Linux community. Peace. OD13
The password won't show up when you type it.
 
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I think OpenDNS actually redirects to their own "custom search page"? Certainly whomever it is I am using at home does that and I think it's OpenDNS. I've only got Google's as my third and fourth to try so can't comment upon them until I return home and play with my configuration.
 
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Thank you again TBOne. I keep pressing that green bar. But here. I am very thankful for your instructions and your patience. The best thing of Linux is the community and the willingness to help. Thank you, again TBOne. OD13. Over and out.
 
  


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