Closed Bug 287464 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago

Firefox 1.0.1 does not work with Firewall on using XP PRO


(Firefox :: General, defect)

1.0 Branch
Windows XP
Not set





(Reporter: rst, Assigned: bugzilla)



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)
Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
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
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Depends on: 270084
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