I'm finding I'm continuously being redirected from the main www.google.com website to www.l.google.com
Anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?
So, OpenDNS snoops at all non-secure data packets to Google?
I'm not using openDNS. Actually I was using an openDNS computer when I noticed it.
I configured my computer to use OpenDNS and it started sending me to l.google.com as well.
For quite some time, www.google.com has been a CNAME for www.l.google.com (rather than it having an IP address for its DNS entry). I think the Robtex website still shows this to be the case:
This meant that pinging www.google.com would actually resolve to www.l.google.com and ping the IP address for that instead. Lots of Google's subdomains follow this behaviour. Just check out the number of *.l.google.com subdomains here:
However, when I ping www.google.com now, it no longer resolves to www.l.google.com, so perhaps there's been a recent change to their DNS entries which has caused OpenDNS to behave a little strange.