DNS: hosts file entry for host on local subnet ignored (firebird 0.6.1)




16 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: jim, Assigned: darin.moz)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

Similar bugs have been reported for <b>Mozilla</b> (<a
href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=186453>186453</a>, <a
href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195823>195823</a>, <a
href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=204955>204955</a>) but none
have been reported for <b>firebird</b>. <p>Firebird 0.6.1 seems to ignore
c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts entries, at least those for hosts on the
local subnet. IE 6, run on the same box, does not have this problem. As a
result, firebird 0.6.1 can't resolve URL using the host name specified in the
hosts file, while IE 6 can.</p>

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. assume your local subnet is 111.222.333.x
2. put an entry in c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts for a host on this
subnet, e.g. "111.222.333.2 MyLinuxBox"
3. fire up firebird 0.6.1. Direct firebird to "http://MyLinuxBox".
Actual Results:  
a. firebird tries to resolve this URL for awhile and then goes out to the
internet to try to find something close, returning something like
b. Try the same thing in IE 6.
c. IE 6 immediately resolves the host correctly, as specified in

Expected Results:  
Firebird should have checked c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts, found the
entry for MyLinuxBox, and resolved the URL http://MyLinuxBox to 111.222.333.2,
as listed in that hosts entry.

Comment 1

16 years ago
sorry about the extraneous html tags; I'm a bugzilla newbie.

Comment 2

16 years ago
This occured on my office box, which might be running firebird 0.6 instead of
0.6.1. Will double check on Aug 11 03
Backend issue. -> DUPE

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 195823 ***
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Comment 4

15 years ago
REOPEN: Most of 195823 is Mac-only
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Assignee: blake → darin
Component: General → Networking
Product: Firebird → Browser
QA Contact: asa → benc
Version: unspecified → Trunk
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