Proxy username and password dialogue does not always appear




16 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: camrat, Assigned: darin.moz)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [proxy])



16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624

I connect to the internet in work through a proxy server.  When I launch M$ 
internet exploder it always displays a dialogue asking me for my connection 
credentials and then will proceed to let me use the internet.  Mozilla too 
presents me with a dialogue asking for my connection credentials - but only 
some of the time - approx 1 out of 10 times!  Some days it will not ask me at 
all and just presents me with an alert box with the following message:  "The 
connection was refused when attempting to contact".  It's not 
just mozilla - it is ANY website at all.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Require proxy authentication to access the web
2. Try to connect requiring the proxy authentication
3. Try closing Mozilla and re-opening it at various stages

Actual Results:  
I get a connection refused alert box instead of the dialogue asking me for the 
proxy credentials.

Expected Results:  
Presented me with the dialogue box requesting proxy authentication and 
proceeded to let me browse the web.  I cannot find anywhere to force Mozilla to 
ask me for proxy details.  Maybe it is being TOO user friendly ??

Comment 1

16 years ago
can you try latest nightly build ?

If issue still occur, please post a HTTP log from a minimal session via 'create
a new attachment', see instructions here:
Assignee: ccarlen → darin
Severity: blocker → major
Component: Preferences: Backend → Networking: HTTP
QA Contact: sairuh → httpqa
Whiteboard: [proxy]

Comment 2

14 years ago
Same problem here. With Firefox 1.0 (20041115).
I need to connect through the college proxy server to access some articles on
research journals.
With IE everything ok. Before displaying first page it asks for user/pwd.
With Firefox, nothing... well, the curious fact is that with the "Automatic
proxy configuration URL" active I can navigate but not through the proxy. (I
know it because when I connect to with IE it identify me
as if I were connecting through my college).

Comment 3

14 years ago
Gorka, does this happen w/ a new profile?

Do you know what kind of proxy you are using?
Summary: Proxy username and password request dialogue does not appear most of the time → Proxy username and password dialogue does not always appear

Comment 4

14 years ago
After the problems, I tried the trunk and with it everything was fine.
Now, I try a new 1.0 installation from scratch and everything is just fine. I
thought it was a clean installation before... (november).

Sorry then for the false alarm... :(


Comment 5

14 years ago
Keith, how about you?
QA Contact: networking.http → benc
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Comment 7

13 years ago
Apologies - same result as Gorka.

Thanks for your assistance all.

This can be closed now as far as i'm concerned.

Many thanks
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
bugs for which no code changes were done are worksforme, not fixed
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Last Resolved: 13 years ago13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 9

13 years ago


13 years ago
Component: Networking: HTTP → Networking
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