"Do you want the application “Python.app” to accept incoming network connections?" on macOS

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 68

Status

enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
3 months ago
2 months ago

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(Reporter: robwu, Assigned: robwu)

Tracking

Version 3
mozilla68
Unspecified
macOS
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox68 fixed)

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Description

3 months ago

Whenever I run a mochitest, I get a prompt from the firewall, containing: "Do you want the application “Python.app” to accept incoming network connections?"

Allowing/Denying works for a while, but eventually the message returns.
Denying does not appear to have any noticeable impact on the outcome of the tests that I'm running.

Assignee

Comment 1

3 months ago

Not specifying an explicit host causes pywebsocket to listen on the
default address, which may be 0.0.0.0. This triggers the firewall
on macOS, and causes the following prompt to be shown when mochitests
are run:

Do you want the application "Python.app"
to accept incoming network connections?

The dialog is a nuisance because it is always on top. Since denying
the access does not change the outcome of tests, it should be safe
to only listen on localhost.

Comment 2

3 months ago
Pushed by rob@robwu.nl:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/a606559ac3b5
Let pywebsocket listen at localhost in mochitests r=ahal

Comment 3

3 months ago
bugherder
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 3 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla68
Assignee

Updated

2 months ago
See Also: → 1546481
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