SOCKS: does not work under (Win95 only)




16 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: Jim Hines, Unassigned)


({pp, verifyme})

Windows 95
pp, verifyme

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




16 years ago
Under Win95 (950B), when configuring to manual proxy configuration and using
SOCKS host, the brower reports "Connection Refused" when attempting to connect
to any web page. The same exact settings work fine under Win98 and Win2K. This
was tested on 5 different Win95 systems with identical results.
-> Networking

Please always add the build ID in a bug report !
Assignee: Matti → new-network-bugs
Severity: critical → major
Component: Browser-General → Networking
QA Contact: imajes-qa → benc

Comment 2

16 years ago
This problem has been present in rc1, rc2, rc3 and 1.0 final.  
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
Please don't touch the "target Milestone" and/or the "priority" fields.
This fields are for the assigned developer to track the bugs.

Target milestone means = expected fix before this milestone.
Just add the build id / Milestone in the comment...
Target Milestone: mozilla1.0 → ---

Comment 4

16 years ago
Sorry for the oversight. The build number for the version with noted bug is:

Comment 5

16 years ago
I've been looking for someone to help with SOCKS. Would you be interested?

Please look at bug 129045, and make this a dupe if it is the same problem.

QA Contact: benc → socksqa

Comment 6

16 years ago
This does not appear to be the same bug. The two main differences I see are the he appears to be using socks4 and not 5. The other, he is getting a totally different error which is sent in HTML. My error is a mozilla pop up window stating connection refused from the socks server. Please note that I am NOT using any authentication methods. 

Comment 7

16 years ago
+qawanted - Win 95 is not high on the priority list (vs. Win98)
Keywords: qawanted
Summary: Socks proxy does not work under windows 95 → Socks: does not work under (Win95 only)

Comment 8

16 years ago
Mozilla works like a hot damn at home on Win 98 but at work it is slow and
ultimatyely crashes generating Netscape 6 errors.  Yes, I have all the Win 95
patches.  You should consider the market for those of us with older browsers.

Comment 9

16 years ago
Keith: are you using socks as well? if not, please file a new bug.
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 10

16 years ago
Keith: were you specifically talking about Windows 95 w/ SOCKS? if so, you can
set  this bug to new. Most groups working on Mozilla are not actively supporting
Win95, so a second person in the community needs to vouch for the veracity of
this report.
Keywords: pp
Summary: Socks: does not work under (Win95 only) → SOCKS: does not work under (Win95 only)

Comment 11

14 years ago
Anyone using SOCKS with a recent Mozilla version?


14 years ago
Target Milestone: Future → ---

Comment 12

14 years ago
Win XP SP2 is about to come out soon. That gives some perspective on the degree
of security risk a Win95 user would have. We really should stop supporting
Win95, so I'm calling the ball, and closing this bug.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Keywords: qawanted → verifyme
QA Contact: socksqa → benc
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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