[linux-elitists] Sick of doubleclick.net yet?

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Sat Jul 8 19:58:55 PDT 2000

begin  Marc MERLIN quotation of Sat, Jul 08, 2000 at 05:50:34PM -0700:

> That said, they're not very interesting since id=A

That's true.  The first Doubleclick ad that an unsuspecting browser
gets comes with the name "id" and value "A".  When the browser sends
that cookie back, it gets a real id.  Almost as if doubleclick.net
is testing to see if a cookie will be accepted before sending a 
real cookie.

Junkbuster supports sending "wafers" (cookies that you, not the
destination site, choose). If you set the wafer to a name of "id"
and a value of "A" for all cookies sent to doubleclick.net, then
doubleclick.net should attempt to issue a new "id" cookie with a
unique value.

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