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From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; 0.8) Gecko/20010215 BuildID: 2001021508 Type "www.google.com" into the address box. Type Enter. Ultimately the page www.google.de is loaded. I'm not German, but in the UK expecting to go to the site www.google.com If this is some DNS lookup problem it seem specific to Mozilla. Loading IE and repeating takes me to the the expected English language site. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: See description Actual Results: See description Expected Results: See description
sounds like when we understand what's happening we'll resolve as invalid, although it is interesting and i'd like to know what's going on first...
Interesting, both .com and .de site's are located in the UK, on the same server. Just try this to proof that: ping www.google.com you get a reply from google.lb.google.com 188.8.131.52 ping www.google.de you get a reply from google.lb.google.com 184.108.40.206 tracert www.google.com and tracert www.google.de ends at 220.127.116.11 Also note that I don't get a HTTP/1.(0/1) 302 Moved Temporarily. And I did use a protocol analyser for that. Reporter, can you attach your "tracert www.google.com > file.txt" to this bug??
And make sure that you do the same for www.google.de, thank you.
www.google.de has CNAME www.google.com www.google.com has CNAME google.lb.google.com Asking ns.google.com I get 5 nameservers for lb.google.com. With all but the last (helbdns.google.com) I get errors. google.lb.google.com has A 18.104.22.168 A 22.214.171.124 A 126.96.36.199 A 188.8.131.52
for me www.google.de has CNAME google.lb.google.com but that doesn't matter because it ends up at 184.108.40.206 anyway. I'm unable to reproduce the DNS errors here, so that might be related to local network routing in Germany.
Andreas, when do you see those errors? Can you attach a trace route output? When you resolve those addresses, where does it stop, what is the last address?
No problem with tracert. But I cannot connect to them on port 53 using tcp. Not tried with udp. Tried another thing: Connected explicitly to the 4 IP addresses, but using "Host: www.google.com" and without any "User-Agent:". Got "200 OK" for 220.127.116.11, but a 302 redirecting to www.google.de for the other 3. My IP address was 18.104.22.168, resolving to muedi4-145-253-166-209.arcor-ip.net (known as German). If I do the same from my website located in Nevada i get a 200 for all 4. I'm pretty sure now that this is a problem at Google. Suggesting to mark this bug invalid.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Got answer from Google: --8<---- Hi - As you have noticed Google has recently started using IP-address detection to help our users find our foreign destination sites. Unfortunately, our IP-address detection is not perfect and you are being inappropriately redirected. We are working on the problem. In the interim, you can regain your old Google.com experience by simply clicking on the "Google.com [English]" link in the footer of the page. By clicking on this, Google will note that you have opted out of the foreign domain site and you will no longer experience redirects. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Google Team --8<---- Resolving INVALID.
Hi, Google is attempting to redirect some users to a country-specific home page (German users get sent to google.de, for example) base on the IP address. We had some bad data on a few subnets though, esp. some Class C blocks that UUNet uses in the UK. These problems should be fixed now--sorry that you got this bug report. Matt Cutts
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: tever → junruh
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