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Installing Brother HL-2270DW on network - Fake website???

Postby ROY428 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:17 am

Is this a legitimate website or a fake? http://www.ossdoc.com/2012/11/installin ... er-on.html

I want to install a Brother HL-2270DW on a network, Mint 13 Maya as a wireless printer. I came across this above site that seems to good to be true. In clicking around the site one link gave me a warning from my Chrome browser that some portions of the site has malware.

Is anyone familiar with this site?

Thanks,
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Re: Installing Brother HL-2270DW on network - Fake website??

Postby Flemur on Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:59 am

From
$ whois ossdoc.com:

Domain Name: OSSDOC.COM
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.rumahweb.com
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 23-Oct-2013
Creation Date: 16-Oct-2012
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 16-Oct-2014
Registrar: CV. Rumahweb Indonesia
...

"Indonesia" in conjunction with the warning would make me nervous.

Edit: the install files themselves seem to be from brother.com, so probably OK.
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Re: Installing Brother HL-2270DW on network - Fake website??

Postby ROY428 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:28 pm

Flemur wrote:From
$ whois ossdoc.com:

Domain Name: OSSDOC.COM
Registry Domain ID:
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.rumahweb.com
Registrar URL:
Updated Date: 23-Oct-2013
Creation Date: 16-Oct-2012
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 16-Oct-2014
Registrar: CV. Rumahweb Indonesia
...

"Indonesia" in conjunction with the warning would make me nervous.

Edit: the install files themselves seem to be from brother.com, so probably OK.


Thanks for your reply! Yep, it looks like it is OK? I searched the Brother website and found this, released 06/28/2013, "Linux-brprinter-installer We have created a tool to help you easily install the printer driver. Follow these instructions to download and use the tool. This tool will install the printer driver automatically, changing the install directories, links and system settings without notice." http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bs ... 8&type2=-1

It'll give me more headaches or less, LOL. I'll do it directly from the Brother site, I'm less nervous that way.
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