Closed Bug 287464 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago
.0 .1 does not work with Firewall on using XP PRO
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050225 Firefox/1.0.1 Installed latest patches from Microsoft and activated the Firewall. Firefox did come up, but could not go to any pages. Suddenly pages were coming, but very slow. At the same time IE6 worked perfectly. We use a proxy server. The moment I turned off the firewall, firefox worked perfectly. Turning the Firewall off, firefox stopped working, or... became very slow. The test system was a completely newly installed system. Tried it on a second machine. Same result. I added firefox to the allowed programs. Did not help at all. (By the way, same problem with Norton 2005. Norton recommended to turn off Firewall. ) Reproducible: Always
not security related
Assignee: dveditz → firefox
Component: Security → General
QA Contact: firefox → general
You activated *which* Firewall ? And why are you sure that this is not a problem with your configuration if Norton is also affected ? Does other software with internet connection work ? (IE or MS preinstalled software doesn't count)
Ralph, any further information would be a big help here. Please reply by clicking the link at the top of this email message. Thanks.
Thanks for the comments. I agree, it might not be a Firefox related problem. I do not understand, why the MS-Firewall would block Firefox and not IE, as both the programs seem to use the same ports !! Firefox, in the end worked, but with an extreme delay. A few pages took 1 minute or longer. Whenever I went to the same site in IE, immediately the page came up also in Firefox. Turning off the MS-Firewall, immediately solved the problem. I guess it is a MS-Firewall problem, but as many people will have the MS-Firewall on, they will think it is a Firefox problem. I was worried about it. Why should a software stop another browser, while the MS browser was working normaly. Is that a programming error we should give to MS, or is that something changeable in Firefox. Our customer mostly have MS-Firewall on. Strangly I only got that problem on a few of the machines. (Believe me, all same configuration and hardware !!! ??? )
Something must be wrong with your firewall configuration if you have the same problem with Norton 2005. It could be a bug in the MS Firewall but there is nothing we could do to "fix" that. marking invalid
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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