User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 While mozilla is running, if I change the socks proxy, mozilla still tries to use the old proxy. I have to restart mozilla for the new setting to have effect. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
13 years ago
Do you get errors or feedback when you configure socks and try to connect BEFORE your application restart?
(In reply to comment #2) > Do you get errors or feedback when you configure socks and try to connect BEFORE > your application restart? No, If I change socks proxy (without restart), it still tries to connect to the old socks proxy without any message (error or feedback).
Sudhir: okay. can you try one more thing for me (I don't have access to a socks server anymore)... If you simply configure the socks entry to a server that doesn't exist (socks=127.0.0.2, port=1080) or a server that is not running (socks=127.0.0.1, port=1080), do you get error mesages for each config (I'm assuming you are not running a local socks server...)
I changed my socks server to 127.0.0.1 (I am not running any local socks server), I get this alert The connection was refused when attempting to contact the proxy server you have configured. Please check your proxy settings and try again.
CONFIRMED: Mozilla 1.7fc3, Mac OS X 10.3.4. There are actually two, related problems. 1- If you change from one socks server to another, you have to at least go offline, online before the change takes effect, sometimes (worked about 50/50 for me). 2- If you go to a SOCKS proxy that requires authh, SOCKS basically dies and will not work until your exit the profile. See big 122752.
We need to forcibly toggle the browser offline/online after the proxy settings are changed. Otherwise, we end up with old keep-alive connections using the old proxy settings. This should be a fairly trivial thing to fix if someone wants to help out. There's already a nsIObserver for the proxy settings.
(In reply to comment #7) > We need to forcibly toggle the browser offline/online after the proxy settings > are changed. Otherwise, we end up with old keep-alive connections using the old > proxy settings. > > This should be a fairly trivial thing to fix if someone wants to help out. > There's already a nsIObserver for the proxy settings. I'm a little bit troubled by this explanation. I've been testing my patch to bug 134105, and have encountered some of these issues. I've been testing with my SOCKS server (see http://yallara.cs.rmit.edu.au/~malsmith/products/antinat/ ), with feedback on. This reports connections as they arrive, what SOCKS commands are executed, and when a connection leaves. My patch modifies the conversation between Mozilla and the SOCKS server, and can *only* be changed for a new connection (a kept-alive connection doesn't need to reconnect to SOCKS.) Antinat's output shows that new connections are being made, using the old settings. So if it is a keep-alive, it's internal reuse within Mozilla rather than reuse of a connected socket.
Malcolm: Good to know, thanks!
One other tidbit - changing from SOCKS4 to SOCKS5 or vice-versa does not need a restart. Mozilla picks up this setting correctly, even for destination hosts that have been used recently. I'm using Moz 1.8a1.
I tested this with a trunk build, and I saw Mozilla picking up the proxy setting changes dynamically. I'm not sure how to proceed other than to recommend that you provide a HTTP log. Please see this URL for instructions: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/netlib/http/http-debugging.html thanks!
WORKSFORME. please reopen if you can reproduce the problem, and provide a HTTP log per my previous instructions when you do.