X-10 and like behaviour.

Daniel Senie dts at senie.com
Thu Jul 19 15:19:18 UTC 2001

At 08:26 AM 7/19/01, Frank Thomas wrote:

> >
> > > Its probably not a big deal, and if selling bits on the wire makes money
> > > "the more the merrier" might be a catch-cry but I wondered if there was
> > > a NANOG dimension to these bloody irritating X-10 popups that curse me
> > > more and more.
> > >
> > > Is there some well understood non-edge solution to this kind of crap
> > > or do we all wind up rolling our own?
> >
> >       Reminds me a lot of the early days of fighting spam...though
> >       a ban on popups has already been mentioned in the US Congress.
> >
>Yep, they even have an opt out page.  Although I found this from
>another source and no obvious way to this from the frontend of their site.
>For what its worth the 'popunders' from x10 are cookie based.  The url
>below will opt you out for 10years (leap years figured also).  The week
>or so after they started these annoying things I noticed that x10 was one
>of the highest traffic sites (I may be wrong) of the week...  I will NEVER
>buy anything from them...

There's an ampersand missing between 3652 and GE in the above. Adding that 
made it work. For those who prefer less typing, I've added the corrected 
URL as a link on http://www.noads.org/.

Unlike the link on the X10 page, this will set the cookie for, as Frank 
noted, 10 years. I expect in time they'll add additional advertisements, 
and use different cookies. I'll put new ones on the noads.org page as I 
learn of them.
Daniel Senie                                        dts at senie.com
Amaranth Networks Inc.                    http://www.amaranth.com

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