User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425 Every attempt at connection to msnbc.com main page or other pages on the site on 8/11/2003 produced the same message. No problem connecting to msn.com, which was named in the error message. IE6 had no problem making the connection. I have no way of knowing whether or not this is a Mozilla bug, so I am reporting the problem here as well as to msnbc.com. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Just type in the URL or click on a link to an msnbc.com page. 2. 3. Actual Results: Error message reported above. Connection refused. Expected Results: Connected.
Works for me on 12 Aug 2003, try again and contact me if it still isn't working for you...
This sounds like a temporary network issue with an iframe based ad. Mozilla will fire an alert if a loaded domain is not accessible while IE doesn't, so you may have had the same inaccessible domain in both but only seen the alert in Mozilla. This works for me today in Mozilla 1.4/win2k.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Problem solved, though not fully understood. It has something to do with the differing ways in which IE6 and Mozilla use a "hosts" file intended for ad blocking. IE6 seems to block the ads, but has no problem going to sites in the hosts file, while Mozilla doesn't seem to block ads but refuses to go to the sites. Any effort to go to msnbc.com (whether link or typing it in) goes through msid.msn.com, which is in the hosts file. I was clued into this when I cam across http://www.deftone.com/blogzilla/archives/error_page_for_inaccessible_pages.html which mentions a fix for bug 28586 in a post dated July 16, 2002. After removing msid.msn.com from the hosts file, I was able to connect to msnbc.com.
Kenneth, I am tempted to move this to networking. Before I do that, can you tell me what you had in your hosts file for msid.msn.com ?
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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