(Perhaps this should be an enhancement request, but I'm not sure.) Using build 2001101003 on win32, though this has been the case for as long as I can remember: Whenever Mozilla is unable to contact a host - seemingly for ANY reason whatsoever - the dialog reads "The connection was refused when attempting to contact (whatever)." The error message ought to be more accurate and informative, since a refused connection is a separate and distinct error from, say, a timeout (which is more common). There is already a separate message for a DNS lookup failure, but other errors, most notably timeouts, show up as connection refusals. As a test, find a web server that is active, but timing out for whatever reason, and type in the URL in Mozilla. Observe that the error message is as above, versus something along the lines of "Connection timed out" in Communicator 4.x (IE5.5 doesn't count, since it uses those "friendly HTTP error messages" by default).
17 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 40191 ***
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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