03-26-2012, 10:21 PM
I have an apparent case of DNS poisoning and I need help in thinking this though.
A day ago, after using google in the morning, I tried to use google that afternoon but was redirected to a Chinese page. Google maps and Youtube does the same thing. The problem is solid, except that on occasion I get the message that the page won't load because the server issued a reset.
Plus, any google link on any other website also resolves to that illegal site. Every Mac in the house does the same thing.
I assumed that the problem was with my provider (a broadcast wireless ISP) and their DNS. To to bypass them, I setup a static address on the Mac and changed the DNS in my machine to 126.96.36.199 (And some others afterward.) I turned off the radio router to flush it, cleared everything out of Chrome and restarted it, issued a flush cache at the command line. I then had had a single Mac, connected directly to the router with nothing else in-between.
Same problem. Tried Safari and got the same result. Downloaded Opera and tried it. Same.
I assume that something at the ISP's server is intercepting me and rerouting. I don't think it could be my Mac. (Three of them and an iPad, all doing the same thing.)
So why haven't I called the ISP? I will tomorrow but both days I got home too late to call. (Small outfit - 8 to 5)
Anybody see any holes in my theory? One thing that is bothering me is that everybody on this ISP should have called in today and raised cain, but nothing on their website, nor their phone message indicates a problem. And they are pretty good about leaving a message on their phone when this tower or that is having problems.
Ironically, the google map on their web site displays the Chinese pollution.