link to network neighborhood fails

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 84128

Status

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Core
Networking: File
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 84128
15 years ago
15 years ago

People

(Reporter: Jos.vandenOever, Assigned: dougt)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 98
Points:
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Description

15 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020311
BuildID:    2002031104

Typing a url like file://////host/dir/file works.
If a link like this is clicked from a webpage, nothing happens.
The file should be accessed, but treated as a remote file in some ways.  
A .exe cannot be executed, but e.g. an mp3 or avi may be opened like that,
without downloading, since SMB take care of that.





Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.click on a link like file://///host/name/file
2.
3.

Actual Results:  nothing happens

Expected Results:  access the desired file

IE6 handles links like this well and even gives good security warnings.
We block all remote access to the local filesystem as a security precaution. 
You can turn off this security precaution if you so desire (and are willing to
accept the associated security risks).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84128 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 2

15 years ago
VERIFIED: (RC1 cleanup)
same problem.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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