[App_rpt-users] Got a strange error in my AT&T gateway

David McGough kb4fxc at inttek.net
Sun Jul 30 15:24:05 EDT 2017


The first thing to check in resolving the need to regularly reboot the
router is if there is a firmware upgrade available for it.

Also, google the router model and some extra words like "locks up" or
"reboot" or similar. Some ISP supplied routers are just buggy, with no
easy fix other than to replace it with a different model.

73, David KB4FXC





On Sun, 30 Jul 2017, David Shaw wrote:

> Well there you have it. If KB4FXC is right. AT&T hijacked your packet and
> your router acted appropriately. So I'll check to see if https will work or
> not. But you'r router is still freaking out.
> 
> David
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Thanks, David
> 
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> 
> On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 11:04 AM, David McGough <kb4fxc at inttek.net> wrote:
> 
> >
> > George,
> >
> > I sent you a link to a related, but wrong article, earlier.  This link
> > explains what is going on:
> >
> > https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/
> > 03/atts-plan-to-watch-your-web-browsing-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/
> >
> > So, basically, what "hijacked" means is that the DNS entry for
> > stats.allstarlink.org has been spoofed by AT&T, and those queries have
> > been redirected to an AT&T proxy server (AKA: man in the middle) for
> > "evaluation" before passing the request along to the REAL stats server.
> >
> > DNS hijacking is becoming a serious problem these days, even if you set
> > your DNS server explicitly to a well known address---like google
> > (8.8.8.8)....This problem is one reason so much traffic on the Internet
> > these days uses TLS (https), since using TLS will at least notify you of
> > an invalid host (like a proxy server). BUT, be aware that even using TLS
> > doesn't eliminate this man-in-the-middle problem, it just makes it easier
> > to spot.
> >
> > 73, David KB4FXC
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 30 Jul 2017, George Csahanin wrote:
> >
> > > Maybe I wasn't clear on this point.
> > >
> > > host=stats.allstarlink.org url=/uhandler.php is a valid line from
> > rpt.conf, well, technically http://stats.allstarlink.org/uhandler.php is.
> > > And my stats show up in stats.allstarlink.org
> > >
> > > I found this on ATT forum, from another user (oddly, NOT from AT&T):
> > > */"the correct information in regards to the " hijacked" description
> > > endings in the logs.  They are stating that the/**/*Gateway*/**/has
> > hijacked the connection, and is providing responses.  It does not
> > > mean that an external party has hijacked the connection.  The gateway
> > > does this to send you error messages (i.e. in your browser), but it
> > > usually causes more harm than it does good./*"
> > >
> > > I'll ignore this log entry. The daily reboot is still a mystery, sort
> > of...it IS AT&T
> > >
> > > GeorgeC
> > > 2360
> > >
> > >
> > > On 7/29/2017 12:29 PM, George Csahanin wrote:
> > > > Hi all. I've been seeing a daily reboot of my AT&T gateway, has done
> > > > it three times now. Looked at the logs in the AT&T box and I see
> > several:
> > > >
> > > > host=stats.allstarlink.org url=/uhandler.php hijacked
> > > >
> > > > Anybody know what this might mean?
> > > >
> > > > GeorgeC
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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