Virginmedia - how to remove intercepting dns errors

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dark Atheist, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    If your in the UK and are a customer of virginmedias broadband service, you may wish to turn off its ability to intercept bad dns requests, which it will then send you to a customised page giving you suggestions on what you might have been looking for.

    To turn off this feature, login to selfcare and then click on the link below (it does say its in my virgin media but f**k if i could find it)

    https://my.virginmedia.com/advancederrorsearch/settings

    Click save and then your good to go, its then back to just resolving names like a good dns server should do :)

    (even if it is cached dns ;) )

    EDIT: seems you dont even have to login to your account to do it
     
  2. cpomd

    cpomd OSNN Addict

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    Always used Opendns so i have never come across this problem. Have tried Google DNS and cannot see much difference.
     
  3. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Opendns uses bad domain name redirects which is what dark is referring to. :laugh:
     
  4. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you can turn this option off with opendns also ;)