Conn: default browser or external link "Unable to connect to ...."

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

()

Core
Networking
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critical
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
15 years ago
12 years ago

People

(Reporter: Alek Andreev, Assigned: dougt)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

When started as the default browser, Mozilla fails to connect to any site. When
started through the Mozilla shortcut, it works OK.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. On XP, click Start > Internet
   or 
   Click Start > Run and type a URL.
2. Try to open a remote web page.

Actual Results:  
Mozilla errors with "Unable to connect to ....".

Expected Results:  
Connect to the site.

When a working Mozilla instance has been started, the Start > Run procedure works.
I have a LAN and I use a VPN connection to access the Internet.
(Reporter)

Updated

15 years ago
Severity: major → critical

Comment 1

15 years ago
What is an example of an external link? I usually ask people to use AIM or a
link from Outlook Express.

Also, can you put the full text of the error message. That is not the usual
error message.
Summary: no connection when started as a default browser or through external link → Conn: default browser or external link "Unable to connect to ...."
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
Actual error message is:
"The connection was refused when attempting to contact www.mozilla.org."

An external link is a link, clicked in an external application (e.g., Outlook).

I also discovered that Mozilla never fails to access servers on the local
network. It only fails with Internet servers (accessed through VPN).

Comment 3

13 years ago
Reporter, do you still get this error with Firefox 1.0.2? If not, the bug is
probably fixed and can be closed. Thanks.

Updated

12 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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