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What is this site trying to do to my system?
A-drive makes hunting sound when connecting...
Robert Charlton




msg:657852
 7:11 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

In searching for links for a client, I've come across this site a bunch of times and wonder whether I should be worrying about what it's trying to do... When I've conected with the URL, before the site loads, my "A" floppy drive starts up, as if trying to read a disk.

Site is musicians-find.com [musicians-find.com] ---

I trust I'm not sending anyone into a situation where the site will be invading their computer.... ??

 

tedster




msg:657853
 7:55 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

I get the same effect, but I doubt it's malicious. The HTML is terrible -- the BODY and HTML tags aren't even closed.

Apparently they started in FrontPage -- let this be a warning to everyone ;) -- pasted in some banner ad code, webring code and who knows what else.

I've heard my floppy drive start before when I have code errors on a page I try to open. Don't know why, but they have been my own errors, so I know I wasn't up to anything.

Woz




msg:657854
 8:06 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

One of the tables is trying to load the background image from floppy. Chances are the author has forgotten to correct the linking. No big deal.

I agree, not the best of sites, but somewhat better than my first attempts.

Onya
Woz

littleman




msg:657855
 8:13 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hi Robert, it's been a while.
That is really odd! I went to the site and nothing happened. I am running a non standard browser/OS. I looked at the source code and the external js file. There is a ton of js being used on that page. You have three external js files being requested and there is also a few kb of code in the page itself. There is the Hitbox code, the yahoo webwring code, and the banner rotation code. I wonder if the combination is triggering some type of fluke reaction from your OS /browser combo? I couldn't find anything deviant.

Anyone else wanna peak?

littleman




msg:657856
 8:15 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Hey guys, what browser are you using?

tedster




msg:657857
 8:18 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

NN 4.7 and MSIE 5.5 on Win95. Same effect in both.

Woz




msg:657858
 8:21 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

IE5 on Win98.

View the source and search for "A:". That'll find it for you.

Onya
Woz

littleman




msg:657859
 8:35 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yep
BACKGROUND="file:///A:/logo.art"
hmm...

tedster




msg:657860
 8:39 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Some of the inner pages have the same code -- I emailed the webmaster about it.

This site could be good for one of my projects too. I'm glad you mentioned it, Robert.

Robert Charlton




msg:657861
 8:50 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks... it's interesting that an A drive file reference can affect my machine. That's a lot more transparent than I thought.

Hi Littleman - Are we ever going to have that Bay Area get-together you suggested way back?... I think it was you who suggested it.

littleman




msg:657862
 9:12 am on Mar 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

That was some time ago. I'm still up for it, but I think it would be a lot of organizing.

Robert Charlton




msg:657863
 6:31 am on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Yes, it was... and I am too... and it would be. :) It was a great idea though. I've been so swamped that it's taken me a week to reply, so I'm definitely not the organizer. Took a look at the great picture you have in your profile. Looks like you have your hands full too.

littleman




msg:657864
 6:47 am on Mar 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

:)

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