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Safari :Too Many Redirects

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Jul 19, 2009 12:32 PM
I recently started getting the message:

"Safari can’t open the page.

Too many redirects occurred trying to open http://xxxxxxx

This might occur if you open a page that is redirected to open another page which then is redirected to open the original page."

when trying to access a www site that I have been using for years.

Safari 4.0.2

Any ideas?
Thank you
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 12:37 PM (in response to pachyx)
    This is a problem with the link you clicked on; there's nothing you can do except notify the webmaster of the site for that link.
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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,050 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:35 PM (in response to pachyx)
    HI,

    Try Open DNS Click the computer icon and follow the instructions. Safer faster way to surf the net.

    Redirects are a result of your ISP. Change those DNS numbers and see if it helps.






    Carolyn
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  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:43 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    Carolyn wrote:

    Redirects are a result of your ISP.


    I beg to differ. Redirects are a result of poorly coded URLs, which direct to A, then to B, to C, etc. There are only a certain number of redirects allowed, and that URL seems to have exceeded them. It's not caused by their ISP at all.
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  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,050 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:48 PM (in response to sitspotsit)
    *"An ISP redirect page is a page used by major ISPs including: Cox Communications, Embarq, Verizon and various others.'*

    From here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISPredirectpage

    Which the justification for changing DNS.
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  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 2:52 PM (in response to Carolyn Samit)
    An ISP redirect page is a page used by major ISPs including: Cox Communications, Embarq, Verizon and various others.


    That's not the same as too many redirects. All ISPs use a redirect page when you type in an incorrect URL that they don't have cached or isn't able to be looked up.
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  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 3:11 PM (in response to sitspotsit)
    Carolyn Samit is correct on this one. We see this a lot in this forum. It's the IPS that causing this problem. Changing the DNS can fix this. This isn't cause by a poorly coded web page. If that were so I would be redirected everything I went to a web page.

    If I remember right, if there are redirects in a web page Google will flag the page/site. Why would someone like to get flagged by Google?

    This is kind of like when you see links in a web page that have two underlines. This link are not made by the author or a poorly coded web page, it hackers. I see this a lot on web page. You should never click on a link with two underlines.

    Message was edited by: David M Brewer
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  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jul 19, 2009 3:13 PM (in response to David M Brewer)
    You're entitled to your view, but I disagree. I've seen too many redirects, even after I've been using OpenDNS for years. The problem isn't the ISP; if you have a URL that redirects too many times, you will get that message regardless of what DNS server's you're using. If you just typed in the wrong URL or the link for the URL is wrong to begine with, you won't (or shouldn't) get that same message; you should only get a generic, unhelpful "site not found" type of message.
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  • bbrtki Calculating status...
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    Jul 20, 2009 5:11 AM (in response to sitspotsit)
    MSN Live's hotmail uses a "lot" of redirects when logging in.
    You could test it on there.
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  • sitspotsit Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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    Jul 20, 2009 7:21 AM (in response to pachyx)
    That URL works fine for me on Safari 3.x.x and Safari 4.0.2.
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  • Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (39,335 points)
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    Jul 21, 2009 10:50 AM (in response to pachyx)
    Hi pachyx;

    That URL works fine for me using Safari 4.0.2.

    Allan
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