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Status: Duplicate
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Closed: Dec 2009
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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disable "did you mean http://host/?" infobar when DNS errors are hijacked

Reported by brian@chromium.org, Aug 10 2009

Issue description

If you're using an ISP that returns custom error pages when DNS would 
ordinarily fail (see http://arstechnica.com/tech-
policy/news/2009/08/comcasts-dns-redirect-service-goes-nationwide.ars), 
Chrome shows and infobar offering to take you to that host every time you do 
a one-word search from the omnibox.

Rather than give users yet another option to disable that infobar, Chrome 
should be smarter about not showing it when DNS errors are being captured.

One idea is to try to resolve a known unresolvable domain 
(nonexistanthost.google.com) when the network settings change. If it 
resolves, then disable the infobar.

 
 Issue 18763  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 2 by ben@chromium.org, Sep 30 2009

Labels: Fixit Mstone-X
Status: Available
Interesting.

Comment 3 by oritm@chromium.org, Dec 18 2009

Labels: -Area-BrowserUI Area-UI-Features
Area-UI-Features label replaces Area-BrowserUI label
Mergedinto: 31043
Status: Duplicate
This isn't quite right.

DNS isn't the issue.  It's returning valid HHTP codes for HEAD requests that causes 
problems.  So far only Comcast seems to be doing this.
Labels: -Fixit bulkmove TaskForce-Fixit
Mergedinto: -0
If you're using an ISP that returns custom error pages when DNS would 
ordinarily fail (see http://arstechnica.com/tech-
policy/news/2009/08/comcasts-dns-redirect-service-goes-nationwide.ars), 
Chrome shows and infobar offering to take you to that host every time you do 
a one-word search from the omnibox.

Rather than give users yet another option to disable that infobar, Chrome 
should be smarter about not showing it when DNS errors are being captured.

One idea is to try to resolve a known unresolvable domain 
(nonexistanthost.google.com) when the network settings change. If it 
resolves, then disable the infobar.
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Comment 6 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Oct 13 2012

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