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Old 02-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #1
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Even shorter way of getting around LQ


I think there could be a better way of navigating around LQ. For example if I want to go to the Slackware forum on LQ, I must specify www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/.


Well, why not just take out the numbers, and instead specify the board itself?

Something like:

www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware/

Or if I want to go to the general board:

www.linuxquestions/org/questions/general/

Just a thought.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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would you ever really want to type in the whole url in the first place? I can only speak for how I use the site / web in general, but i'd never think to type all that in. What benefit does it give me over just clicking on a link, or picking the url from my browser history?
 
Old 02-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #3
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We have no plans to change the URL structure at this time. The 14, in this particular case, ensures that if the slackware distribution changed its name, all URL's would remain intact while still showing the updated and correct name.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
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would you ever really want to type in the whole url in the first place? I can only speak for how I use the site / web in general, but i'd never think to type all that in. What benefit does it give me over just clicking on a link, or picking the url from my browser history?
Just to clarify a few things about clicking and typing if someone might be interested;
Typing the whole URL instead of clicking on the link can be very beneficial and a safe way (security measure) to avoid certain types of CSS,CSRF and similar attacks which are being used in the client/bank transanctions for example.With this in mind;
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When a user clicks on a login page, for instance, the tool alters the site's unencrypted response so the "https" is changed to "http." The website, however, continues to operate under the assumption the connection is encrypted.
it's not hard to understand how the attack can be done.Clicking on the link is an easy way to make the user actually arrive at the attacker's site from where he can easily be deceived.The list why someone could benefit from not clicking on the link and why sometimes is better to type the whole URL can go on and on,but I've made my point already.

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:17 PM   #5
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oh yes, the theory is fine, and i'll do it elsewhere, but *here* is not a place to get scammed out of your life savings... hopefully.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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No intention to scam you acid_kewpie.You may find it hard to believe but I do respect your work here and your desire to help your fellow LQ members.My reply was intended only as a "warning" because you're a moderator here with over 30,000 posts and people might take what you say for granted,so when you've said something like "why would you ever wanna type the whole URL" I felt the need to reply.
We can do the theory elsewhere.

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Old 02-20-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
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Just to clarify a few things about clicking and typing if someone might be interested;
Typing the whole URL instead of clicking on the link can be very beneficial and a safe way (security measure) to avoid certain types of CSS,CSRF and similar attacks which are being used in the client/bank transanctions for example.With this in mind; it's not hard to understand how the attack can be done.Clicking on the link is an easy way to make the user actually arrive at the attacker's site from where he can easily be deceived.The list why someone could benefit from not clicking on the link and why sometimes is better to type the whole URL can go on and on,but I've made my point already.
I'll agree to that possibility if the link is on another web page. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe that DNS poisoning has yet reached the Browser History/Bookmarks folders level.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 01:31 PM   #8
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dragonslayer48dx,please start a new thread in the appropriate forum if you would like to have a discussion on the topic.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 02:39 PM   #9
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dragonslayer48dx,please start a new thread in the appropriate forum if you would like to have a discussion on the topic.
Huh?

I don't see where I was off topic, Alan. I replied directly to your post in the same forum...
 
Old 02-20-2009, 02:53 PM   #10
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Huh?

I don't see where I was off topic, Alan. I replied directly to your post in the same forum...
I understand you,but this is LQ Suggestions & Feedback forum,so discussing here about DNS poisoning,browser hijacking,security etc. is not appropriate,I've already explained why I have posted post no.4 in a post no.6.
 
Old 02-20-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
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I understand you,but this is LQ Suggestions & Feedback forum,so discussing here about DNS poisoning,browser hijacking,security etc. is not appropriate,I've already explained why I have posted post no.4 in a post no.6.
And I, Sir, was referring to clicking a link in the browser History or Bookmarks folder, as opposed to typing in a complete URL, the same as acid_kewpie. Perhaps you simply missed my point?
 
Old 02-20-2009, 04:29 PM   #12
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And I, Sir, was referring to clicking a link in the browser History or Bookmarks folder, as opposed to typing in a complete URL, the same as acid_kewpie. Perhaps you simply missed my point?
No,but I'm afraid that you've missed mine.
 
  


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