If a dialog appears (say, to prompt for a cookie, or to confirm that yes, I do want to connect to an SSL-enabled site), then any long-term network connections like an IRC session timeout. This can be quite irritating if you leave such a session open all the time, and while you're away from your computer, a page gets refreshed and tries to confirm a cookie setting. I also see this when my (NFS-mounted) home directory disappears for a short time, and when it's restored, my IRC session immediately drops. It's as if the UI and the network are running in the same thread, or are otherwise not properly multiplexing events. I see this regularly on both Linux and Solaris, and have seen it at least for all of the 1.7 line. I wasn't using IRC before that, so if the problem existed, I wasn't seeing it commonly.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 74331 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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