Re: Firefox search redirected to vrzc.search-help.net
I think Verizon hijacks NX domain replies to redirect you to their own servers. Try this: go to the website http://dkdasklfjdsalkdfajueailae.com in your browser. Yes, this is a random soup of letters, that is not registered (unless i was really lucky!). You will likely see a search page from verizon.
Originally Posted by plynch
I don't know the reason for the difference between the two firefox versions, but it could be related to what the different versions do when a proxy does something unexpected (such as answer with a HTTP 300 redirect), or how they treat an odd-looking string in the proxy address field...
If you want to know the details run wireshark to capture the traffic from your host and see what DNS and HTTP requests are going over the wire.
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