I'm not sure where exactly to put this so apologies if I'm putting it in the wrong place. I am currently using build #2001102503 but I have noticed this behaviour since the nightlies on the 16th I can be browsing along happily and then all of a sudden Mozilla seems to be unable to connect to any pages as if its lost the connection and I'll get either a "cannot find" message or a "connection refused" message. This in itself wouldn't be too much of a problem to me as it seems to sort itself out after a few minutes however when this happens my entier connection to the net seems to freeze. IE takes ages to load pages and if I'm on IRC (using mIRC or vIRC) I get disconnected from whatever server I'm currently on and it won't reconnect until Mozilla manages to sort itself out. I used to think this may of been down to the Firewall/Proxy setup in the place I work as the setup I'm using is shaky at best and I'm pretty sure they're not properly configured however just recently I’ve been experiencing this problem at home as well and in this case when Mozilla stops working it actually disconnects me from my ISP and I have to re-dial. Unfortunately it appears to be a random thing as I cannot produce it to demand, it happens when it happens but the most common sites for it to happen on are eBay and The Register.
Reporter: You're not using a proxy, right? I would think this is a dupe, but I just can't find it. This looks like a dupe of bug 27505 (which, in turn, was marked as a dupe of bug 10733), but both of those are Unix-only :-/. Or, possibly a dupe of bug 70213? At least that one's not FIXED yet, but it's still only an RFE (which would make me think that maybe it's not a dupe of this one). Marking NEW for now. -> Networking, but punt as needed
Alex, I get my net access through the Microsoft Proxy that comes with W2K at work but I do not use a proxy at home. I to had a search for this sort of behaviour and came up with nothing although as you say it seems familiar.
We need to find other contributors that use MS Proxy 2.0
moving neeti's futured bugs for triaging.
is this still a problem with a recent build (1.7.x or 1.8b)?
(In reply to comment #5) > is this still a problem with a recent build (1.7.x or 1.8b)? I have had a similar problem using Firefox zipped builds of 1.0.1, 1.0.3, and 1. 0.7 in which my dial-up connection (CompuServe 7.0) suddenly slows down, with ping times of around 2000 ms vs. normal pings of 200 ms. Pages stop loading, "Connection refused" dialogs appear, and then the entire Internet connection breaks. This has happened even after repeated reinstallation of the ISP software and modem as well as clean reinstalls of Firefox. The connection drops are far more frequent when I am browsing vBulletin forums than any other type of website, especially if I am also using IRC or an IM at the same time. The problem is not reproducible with IE 6.0 SP1 or Opera 8.5. Windows XP SP1, latest Firefox build used was the nightly from 09-20-2005 that corresponds to the 1.0.7 release (File Version ID 1.7.12: 2005092005). The same problem was noted with the 09-19-2005 nightly as well.
this doesn't have sufficient information to be tested/reproduced. and I think everyone originally associated with the bug is gone. so closing incomplete.