Firefox freezes if start page requires proxy authentication

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: greg, Unassigned)

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2.0 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080416 Fedora/2.0.0.14-1.fc8 Firefox/2.0.0.14
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080416 Fedora/2.0.0.14-1.fc8 Firefox/2.0.0.14

If firefox is started with manual proxy configured & the proxy requests authentication (popup window) then the app freezes & has to be killed.  My proxies use ldap authentication.  The freeze does not happen if the proxy is not reachable.
Speculation:  A race condition exists.
Evidence:  There is a small time window of approx 0.1sec (after the auth popup is drawn & auto-filled by password manager) that hitting enter key will complete the proxy authentication & will fix the problem.  The Enter key has no effect if it is pressed outside this time window.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.config browser for manual proxy that requires ldap authentication (must be reachable)
2.exit browser
3.start browser
Actual Results:  
browser freezez

Expected Results:  
popup auth window should respond to OK Cancel buttons
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Updated

11 years ago
Version: unspecified → 2.0 Branch
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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