referer: junomsg://

My web server examines the the referer to deny deep linking to images on my sites, so I get log messages about that. When I browsed the logs today a few of those log lines caught my eye. They looked like this:

client denied by server configuration: /directory/image, referer: junomsg://028985E8/

(I replaced the filesystem path to the image with /directory/image.)

What kind of protocol is junomsg? I did some research and it seems like this comes from the “Juno offline email client”. Someone probably received a link to my site by mail and the offline client seems to run in Internet Explorer. Case closed.


  1. Not sure what this is all about but I cannot visit the page that this is indicative of…

    Visit Entry Page junomsg://01CA6D80/
    Visit Exit Page junomsg://01CA6D80/

    The above came from my sitemeter and there is no way I can access either the entry page or exit page indicated (and that’s at my own website. …here’s the full site meter reading:

    Domain Name ? (Network)
    IP Address 75.121.245.# (CenturyTel Internet Holdings)
    ISP CenturyTel Internet Holdings
    Location Continent : North America
    Country : United States (Facts)
    State : Wisconsin
    City : Wautoma
    Lat/Long : 44.0654, -89.2821 (Map)
    Distance : 893 miles

    Language English (U.S.)
    Operating System Microsoft WinXP
    Browser Internet Explorer 7.0
    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
    Javascript version 1.3
    Monitor Resolution : 1024 x 768
    Color Depth : 32 bits

    Time of Visit Nov 11 2009 6:32:53 am
    Last Page View Nov 11 2009 6:32:53 am
    Visit Length 0 seconds
    Page Views 1
    Referring URL
    Visit Entry Page junomsg://01CA6D80/
    Visit Exit Page junomsg://01CA6D80/
    Out Click
    Time Zone UTC-6:00
    Visitor’s Time Nov 11 2009 6:32:53 am
    Visit Number 45,463

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks, Norm

  2. Just checked the last one-hundred entries and no other attempts were made by Domain Name ? (Network)
    IP Address 75.121.245.# (CenturyTel Internet Holdings)

    On a side note…
    I get numerous visits from Google Headquaters such as this:

    Domain Name ? (Commercial)
    IP Address 66.249.68.# (Google)
    ISP Google
    Location Continent : North America
    Country : United States (Facts)
    State : California
    City : Mountain View
    Lat/Long : 37.4192, -122.0574 (Map)
    Distance : 2,101 miles

    Language English
    Operating System Unknown Unknown
    Browser Google 5.0
    Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; //
    Javascript enabled
    Monitor Resolution : 1024 x 1024
    Color Depth : 24 bits

    Time of Visit Nov 11 2009 6:56:43 am
    Last Page View Nov 11 2009 7:10:46 am
    Visit Length 14 minutes 3 seconds
    Page Views 2
    Referring URL
    Visit Entry Page //normanhooben….rathey-do-it-in.html
    Visit Exit Page //normanhooben….ng-idiot-savant.html
    Out Click
    Time Zone UTC-8:00
    Visitor’s Time Nov 11 2009 4:56:43 am
    Visit Number 45,465

    Both Google USA and Google Europe visit my website numerous times per week…sometimes up to six or eight times per day…they do delete some youtube videos when they don’t agree with my commentary.


    ps thanks for your quick response.

  3. What say you about Big Brother?

    i.e. (this is but a small sample of frequent visitors)

    The Pentagon ? (Military)
    The Pentagon Alexandria Virginia
    U.S. Department of State
    U.S. Government Printing Office
    U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms ? (U.S. Government)
    United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Unity College
    University of California, Office of the President
    University College London
    University of Alaska
    University of Florida
    University of Missouri-St. Louis
    University of Southern Mississippi
    University of Texas at Dallas
    University of Virginia
    US Signal
    US Dept of Justice
    US DOI Bureau of Land Management
    US Office of Personnel Management
    USAMITC ? (Military)
    Utah Educational Network
    Vaal University of Technology, South Africa
    VISP Technologies
    Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
    Wharf T&T Limited Hong Kong Central District
    WV Department of Education

    1. But the worst enemy you can encounter will always be you, yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caves and woods.

      ~ Friedrich Nietzsche from Thus Spoke Zarathustra

  4. And what did Rabbit say? “We have found the enemy and the enemy is us.” (or something like that.)
    Big Brother is watching…especially when we are not looking! He is called, “The Enemy Within”


    ps: The only Nietzsche quote I remember is, “All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.”

  5. pps

    speaking of the enemy within…do you remember this one?

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.
    The traitor is the plague…” Marcus Tullius Cicero, speech to the Roman Senate.

  6. pps again…

    Just in case I do not respond, it’s because I’ll be on the road for the next few days…
    headed to Cape Cod for Thanksgiving and Christmas…ciao

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