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: 1. 2. 3.
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Confirming. Over to the networking component.
Assignee: firefox → darin
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Networking
Ever confirmed: true
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → benc
Version: unspecified → Trunk
(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)
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)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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