Subject: Re: How to disable Verisign's Site Finder in named?
To: Alicia da Conceicao <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/26/2003 19:56:03
On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 07:37:39PM -0400, Alicia da Conceicao wrote:
> Greetings:
> Does anyone know of how to disable Verisign's Site Finder in named?
> Verisign has broken DNS by not returning an error message when an
> invalid second level *.com or *.net domain is requested, and instead
> redirects to their own IP addresses including their "Site Finder"
> website.

One of the best ways to disable Verisign's Site Finder is to include a
1x1 pixel inline image in every web page you host -- particularly the
dynamically-generated ones -- with a URL on a nonexistent domain in
.com or .net (just randomly generate something 16-20 characters long;
it'll work).  If the page is dynamically generated, be sure to regenerate
the URL every time you serve it.