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 ***
VERIFIED: (RC1 cleanup) same problem.