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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 13 May 2002

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
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From: David Mill
For : The Editor (for publication)
Subj: Alternative TLD's

Based on todays article it is a good time to tell people
about the dangers of another alternative DNS program,
New.net. Most people won't have heard of this, but a lot of
you will have it installed on your computer. Why? Because
it comes with many of the popular MP3 sharing programs,
like Kazaa for example.

New.net offers support for extra TLD's which is supposed to
be useful for when sharing MP3's. Which is all very well
until you either un-install it, or it goes wrong on its on
accord (happens a lot). After this, to let your computer do
any kind of DNS lookups (very useful) you need to do a lot
of registry tweaking, plus a re-install of Dial up
Networking. In the case of Windows XP or Windows 2k, with
no removable DuN (correct me if i'm wrong), you are
screwed, go re-install your machine.

Surely Kazaa or someone should be warning people of the
danger of changing your default DNS servers and installing
software like this, but wait, don't the people that install
these kinds of software deserve to pay big money to get
their computers fixed, pity it isn't to the music artists

In summary, when installing Kazaa and other MP3 sharing
software, use custom install and un-tick New.Net (and Bonzi

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