Unter Win NT SP6a the DUN is launched even while a live LAN connection to the internet is present. If not actually buried somewhere, the use of DUN should be made optional.
Build ID ? -> Networking
Steve: what additional information is needed here?
Build: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Observation: It happens when a web site is very slow or down. The browser then seems to assume that the connection is broken, even when the LAN connection is still alive. Suggested solution: Add a choice "Internet connection Type" with options "LAN" and "Dial in" under Edit -> Prefrences -> Advanced -> System. "Dial in" should have an checkbox for "Allow auto dialing".
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 167624 ***
Steve, is there a bug that covers adding the pref?
I mean something that is end-user accessible. If it doesn't exist, I'll file one soon.
That pref isn't surfaced in the pref UI. You are meant to turn the feature on and off via the OS settings, like you do on other platforms.
Frank, please look at the duplicate bug for a solution.
O.K. - I've fixed the behaviour via the OS settings, but it would be nice to be able to prevent autodial from within mozilla.
VERIFIED/dupe. Is there an RFE that asks for a pref UI control? I thought there was, but I could not find it.