When first trying to connect Firefox should attempt to connect without using the proxy




15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: esarge, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10

I have a laptop that I use both at home and at work. At work I require a proxy,
at home I don't.
Under IE I can configure the proxy and when I start it up at home IE will
attempt to connect without using it. At work, once it detects that it needs to
use it will prompt me to log in and then use the proxy.

Firefox requires me to manually unset the proxy setting.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 2

14 years ago
Confirming.  Over to the networking component.
Assignee: firefox → darin
Component: General → Networking
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → benc
Version: unspecified → Trunk


13 years ago
Assignee: darin → nobody
QA Contact: benc → networking

Comment 3

13 years ago
(added myself to CC)

the problem is that firefox is being told to follow a set of rules that aren't appropriate
try the auto-detect option, as i think that will fit your needs better

as for trying to use a direct connection first, that's not a good idea, because same admins need to leave direct access available for a small number of non-proxy apps, but would prefer browsers to use the proxy instead of connecting directly

again, try auto-detect, that will try to use the proxy first, then try a direct connectinn (your network admin at work may need to configure a few things if he hasn't already to enable auto detection)

Comment 4

13 years ago
auto detect seens the best solution here...

one other solution is a hidden pref to a alternate proxy preference if the first isnt working

auto proxy is good for work related laptops, the hidden pref would be good for roaming home users

to keep things even simpler, this dual proxy would be set for all the session (ie: no auto-switch after one proxy start to work)
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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