Hiya, Mozilla RC-1 here under XP PRO. In my "hosts" file, I have dissallow a big number of advertisers and spyware web sites, namely, DoubleClick, KaZaA, CometCursor and the like. So, each time I am going to a news web site that happens to have an iFrame with a doubleclick or other ad agency advertisement, I always get a pop-up error message saying "The connection was refused when attempting to contact to ad.doubleclick.net" And if I go to a page that has 3 and 4 of these ads, I get the same error message 3 and 4 times over and orver again. Please take out this error message, no other browser does it like that. Just display a 404 error or your error message or whatever inside that iFrame, but do not create new alert windows. They are really irritating, especially when my own firewall is the one who created this behaviour anyway and I am fully aware of that! Best Regards, Eugenia
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 28586 ***
If it is a connection failure, there is no 404, which is a status + error page in HTML from the web server. You shouldn't hack your /etc/hosts file. If you have these sites pointed to 0.0.0.0 or 127.0.0.1, that is not the best way of dealing with ads.