Friday, January 21, 2005

WTF?

What is Network Solutions up to now? All of a sudden I cannot SSH into
a friends site. A close look reveals that the IP address attached to
the hostname has changed. An even closer look shows that the IP address
belongs to Network Solutions, the registrar my friend used to purchase
his domain name.

Pointing a browser at his webs site's hostname still
pulls up the usual pages but it now goes through what appears to be a
proxy at Network Solutions. Pointing SSH at the IP address works
normally.

I haven't had time to consider the issues that this little
trick creates but I'm uncomfortable with the thought of it. If the site
handled anything relating to financial, personal, or health data (or if
it had anything to do with HTTPS or SHTTP), I would recommend legal
sanctions.