[seqfan] Re: Two troubles at OEIS

Fred Lunnon fred.lunnon at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 18:59:22 CET 2018


  Hang on a minute --- OEIS is blocked? in Turkey!    WFL



On 3/9/18, Joerg Arndt <arndt at jjj.de> wrote:
> That thing looks like a proxy to avoid censorship.
> Self-description:
> "Gir.im proxy helps you enter blocked websites by simply adding it
>  before the web address."
>
> I bet there are hundreds of similar servers out there.
>
> At least it leaves its own URL visible,
> so does not pretend to be the OEIS (or anything else).
>
> Funny enough, if you try to pull robots.txt,
> it shows search results for "robots.txt" (using Bing).
>
> Best regards,   jj
>
>
> * Georg.Fischer <georg.fischer at t-online.de> [Mar 08. 2018 17:52]:
>> To me, it looks not like a mirror (with all
>> internal OEIS code copied), but like a frame around
>> the OEIS. It seems to call the real OEIS inside the
>> frame. If you place a different URL behind, that
>> is also called (try <https://gir.im/http://www.google.com>
>> or <https://gir.im/https://www.telekom.de>).
>>
>> My first idea would be that the administrators block any
>> requests from gir.im in the Apache Web Server configuration
>> of the OEIS.
>>
>> HTH - Georg
>>
>> Am 08.03.2018 um 16:09 schrieb Neil Sloane:
>> > 1.  Bob Lyons noticed this illegal mirror site:
>> >
>> > It displays the OEIS pages with ads at the bottom.
>> >
>> > for example,
>> > https://gir.im/http://oeis.org/A235383
>> >
>> > any suggestions, anyone?
>> >
>> > Of course this violates our end-user license agreement and is strictly
>> > forbidden
>> >
>> > The language is Turkish
>> >
>> > 2.  It looks like this may be intercepting passwords.
>> >
>> > Peter Luschny said:
>> >
>> > What about the login? It seems that the passwords
>> > can be intercepted, also on the page with the request
>> > for an account.  A serious security issue?
>> >
>> > 3.  Jon Schoenfield tried to reset his password this morning, and it
>> > seems
>> > to have been intercepted
>> >
>> > BE VERY CAREFUL
>> >
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