Mozilla performing pdf.js DNS queries?

Ken Chase math at sizone.org
Thu Nov 13 18:42:42 UTC 2014


<@darq> 17:40 < ircperson> oof. apparently .prod is a TLD now 
<@darq> 17:40 < ircperson> and a friend's environment is basically on fire. 
<@darq> HAHAHA  
     
/kc   


On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 12:00:56PM -0500, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu said:
  >On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:26:28 +0100, Seth Mos said:
  >
  >> Whilst rummaging through some DNS (dnsmasq) logs I've noticed quite a
  >> decent amount of queries for pdf.js from what appear to be mozilla browsers.
  >>
  >> Seems rather odd that it is performing DNS queries for a internal PDF
  >> viewer.
  >
  >Totally wild shot in the dark - recent Mozilla have an onboard PDF viewer
  >written in javascript called pdf.js
  >
  >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF.js
  >
  >It's callable from within other javascript via chrome:// or resource://
  >references, but sometimes people don't get it right:
  >
  >http://superuser.com/questions/614002/how-to-open-pdf-js-in-firefox-via-chrome-url
  >
  >My guess is that somebody else didn't quite get it right, and is trying to
  >get to the hostname when they intended to get to the javascript.....



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