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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2007, 01:07:09 AM »
I think that is a failing of the netcraft ff extension. The problem is that the file is on Bob's computer and the no-ip.org acts as a go between so that it redirects the request to Bob's server/shared files.

Under normal circumstances you would have to have a fixed IP address to be able to have a server set-up for normal internet traffic, the no-ip.ogr gives that fixed IP stability and the sub domain mysharedfiles handles the connect to Bobs computer.

At least that is my limited understanding of what is going on, so that may be confusing the anti-phishing extension.
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2007, 01:35:08 AM »
Hi gdiloren,
David is correct. no-ip.org allows me to use the same website name regardless of the actual IP address.
When my IP changes, I simply apply the change at my account at no-ip.org but keep the same address.
http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/     is the same as  http://67.164.152.193:4445/
However, if my routing# changes, then the latter would no longer work.

Both McAfee SiteAdvisor and finjan  consider http://mysharedfiles.no-ip.org/  SAFE

Hope that clears things up.  :)
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2007, 01:44:11 AM »



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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2007, 02:58:20 AM »
sure does...the netcraft toolbar gives you a risk rating of a 7(installed just to see)but i know it's safe and so does finjan and siteadvisor and WOT https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456 gives your site Bob a green(OK)must be a what's that famous saying FALSE POSITIVE ::) 8) are as davidr metioned above being the problem ;)
« Last Edit: June 25, 2007, 03:07:34 AM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2007, 04:42:27 AM »
I've just written to Netcraft and will post their reply once it's received.
Till then you'll just have to take my word for the fact that it's a false positive on their part.
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2007, 08:43:12 AM »
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Till then you'll just have to take my word for the fact that it's a false positive on their part.
already figured that or knew that bob ;D

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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2007, 02:48:03 PM »
I have dial up in USA. This tweak makes a noticeable difference in my page loading, especially on sites that are cached.

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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2007, 03:40:19 PM »
Well so far I haven't noticed an appreciable difference having removed the GetElementsById.js, GetElementsByClassName.js leaving only the SelectableElementsTable.js file.

Whilst there are times when I 'think' it might be quicker, there are other times when I can get the same slow page load. Which appears to indicate normal browsing for me on dial-up prior to this change.

As I said previously this isn't a scientific test, no stopwatch, purging cache, same pages and sites, etc. just my gut feeling, but it isn't telling me that this is 'noticeable' faster. I don't know if this is because of the fact that I also use the FasterFox extension and I have Pipelining enabled, increased Max connections, so that may leave little in the way of perceived improvement.

I will leave the SelectableElementsTable.js in situ as there is also no perceived reduction in page load.
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2007, 05:44:13 PM »
 8)Sorry, but I'm sceptic! I don't like it. Putting a file I don't know from a PC I don't know in my main browser folder with all the risks for Trojans and privacy upon a real "candy" (getting an already fast browser getting faster) is pure non-sense. Why not wait Mozilla? After all anybody can register to the Avast forum, even crooks, not to insult anybody. Everything is so confused, we are talking of three files in the component folder, then two are to be removed (they are non-existent in my component folder), then only one should or could be. Still, I'm getting good tips from surfing on the Avast forum about FINJAN, SUPERANTISPYWARE, SPYWARETERMINATOR, which I consider good tips for my security. But downloading files in my browser structure (SSL, internet banking) is too much a trust I can give for now.
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2007, 06:26:16 PM »
Well if you go back to the start of the thread you will see it is offered by one of the senior forum members and you can be assured it would be fully checked out first if you have an idea of polonus. It is also on the Mozilla forum, http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=2938671#2938671, if there was anything malicious, iffy, etc. you can bet it would have been ferreted out.

You don't have to download it, your system your choice, so I suggest you check out the facts before implying someone would do this maliciously without checking out their history. The fact that you don't name names is immaterial as it is only one person offering the file at the start of the topic.

Anyone might well be able to register but they are hardly about to wait for 3790+ posts to try it on.
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2007, 07:22:57 PM »
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Sorry, but I'm sceptic!
That is your right. It's your computer and your choice.

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Putting a file I don't know from a PC I don't know in my main browser folder with all the risks for Trojans and privacy upon a real "candy" (getting an already fast browser getting faster) is pure non-sense.
The first 2 parts of this statement are again up to you. You aren't being forced to do anything.
Calling it pure nonsense without trying it, is being totally unfair and judgmental.

polonus has almost 4000 post and twice that many. If we had an ulterior motive, we either wouldn't be
on this forum any more or, as David said, we would have shown our other (darker) side long before this.

Remember, the final choice is still yours.  :)
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2007, 07:27:15 PM »
8)Sorry, but I'm sceptic! I don't like it. Putting a file I don't know from a PC I don't know in my main browser folder with all the risks for Trojans and privacy upon a real "candy" (getting an already fast browser getting faster) is pure non-sense. Why not wait Mozilla? After all anybody can register to the Avast forum, even crooks, not to insult anybody. Everything is so confused, we are talking of three files in the component folder, then two are to be removed (they are non-existent in my component folder), then only one should or could be. Still, I'm getting good tips from surfing on the Avast forum about FINJAN, SUPERANTISPYWARE, SPYWARETERMINATOR, which I consider good tips for my security. But downloading files in my browser structure (SSL, internet banking) is too much a trust I can give for now.
Thanks :)
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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2007, 07:32:13 PM »
Hi DavidR,

The only reason I did not put the code out here as code is because of its length.
I updated the code to virustotal, I tested the code on various debuggers,
it is out on https on the Mozilla bugsite, and they would tolerate anything dubious,
would they?
I would advise those that download this from the sites that it was made available from,
mine and bob3160 for instance, to scan it online before downloading.
I did leave the check hashes in the posting so everyone can check-up they got the code as I uploaded it there.
Not every piece of code that you can get from the Internet has these to checks,
so you know absolutely 100% that later you have downloaded the real thing.

Here are the results from DrWeb's online check:
File size: 20500 bytes

SelectableElementsTable.html - archive HTML
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.0 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.1 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.2 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.3 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.4 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.5 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.6 - OK
>SelectableElementsTable.html/Script.7 - OK
SelectableElementsTable.html - OK

Being paranoid like polonus is OK, trust no one, but sometimes you can overreact.
If this posting was not 'kosher', it would have been my last posting here, no one would accept
or trust my postings in the future. So why do that?
And I feel real sad, when someone is accusing me without a reason.

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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2007, 07:39:51 PM »
just like tech helped me out on another thread-i valued all your opinions on this forum and i know you guys would NOT post something or do something that is not right or not tested or unsound or not good for our computer...my dollars worth note..that is not me 8)
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Being paranoid like polonus is OK, trust no one, but sometimes you can overreact.
If this posting was not 'kosher', it would have been my last posting here, no one would accept
or trust my postings in the future. So why do that?
And I feel real sad, when someone is accusing me without a reason.


« Last Edit: June 25, 2007, 07:49:47 PM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Tweak: your FF or Flock browser faster by heaps!
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2007, 08:04:29 PM »
Just one more item on Netcraft's erroneous information and then I'll shut my mouth
till I receive their actual reply.

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