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anyone know what disquscdn.com is?


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#1 puravida999

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:32 PM

I was checking disqus comments and I noticed that some images were hosted there, when trying to access that site is not loading, any explanation?

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:55 PM

It's the CloudFlare content delivery network used to host the content.   It is not a "site" that you could visit.

 



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:06 AM

It's the CloudFlare content delivery network used to host the content.   It is not a "site" that you could visit.

 

is safe?



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:46 AM

 

It's the CloudFlare content delivery network used to host the content.   It is not a "site" that you could visit.

 

is safe?

 

 

Yes it is safe, content delivery networks are used by 1000's of large sites and social media systems.  It is groups of servers used to spread the content for faster delivery , protection from DDOS attacks and server failure. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network

 

Cloud Fare is one of many CDN's  https://www.cloudflare.com/features-cdn

 

Amazon is another example  http://aws.amazon.com/cloudfront/

 

 



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 10:51 AM

disquscdn is safe, you probably run noscript (like I do) so have seen it listed a source of content on some pages you visit. You will need to allow disquscdn if you want to post a comment using disqus on whatever page you are visiting, otherwise you needn't allow it. On some sites you might have to allow it to read the comments left by others, on other sites it ony needs to be allowed if you want to post a comment of your own.


I know what you mean about sites you "can't visit" a lot of domains which act as the source for scripts and content on pages do not have a main page on the domain which you can go to.

Edited by rp88, 19 May 2015 - 10:51 AM.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 02:01 PM

disquscdn is safe, you probably run noscript (like I do) so have seen it listed a source of content on some pages you visit. You will need to allow disquscdn if you want to post a comment using disqus on whatever page you are visiting, otherwise you needn't allow it. On some sites you might have to allow it to read the comments left by others, on other sites it ony needs to be allowed if you want to post a comment of your own.


I know what you mean about sites you "can't visit" a lot of domains which act as the source for scripts and content on pages do not have a main page on the domain which you can go to.

 

disquscdn is safe, you probably run noscript (like I do) so have seen it listed a source of content on some pages you visit. You will need to allow disquscdn if you want to post a comment using disqus on whatever page you are visiting, otherwise you needn't allow it. On some sites you might have to allow it to read the comments left by others, on other sites it ony needs to be allowed if you want to post a comment of your own.


I know what you mean about sites you "can't visit" a lot of domains which act as the source for scripts and content on pages do not have a main page on the domain which you can go to.

Thanks both for explaining, really helpful. 

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I've seen sometimes that users (not only in disqus but in other websites) post images, those images are clickable, are these server hosting those images safe?

Could one of those images content a link to a malicious site pretending to be a image hosting but showing the actual image?






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