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infinite/too many redirects results in hang

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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critical
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
8 years ago
7 years ago

People

(Reporter: rockachu2, Unassigned)

Tracking

3.6 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:2.0b4pre) Gecko/20100814 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Minefield/4.0b4pre
Build Identifier: firefox 3.6.8 (latest update)

visiting a website with too may redirects/a redirect loop causes the browser to hang. Occurs in IE, Chrome has a max redirect allowance.

Occured while installing adobe download manager with a server error.

Reproducible: Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to a website with a redirect loop
2. browser hangs/ no response from UI

Actual Results:  
the browser hangs

Expected Results:  
the browser to display a 'too many redirects' message (4 redirects is a viable max, I think)
(Reporter)

Comment 1

8 years ago
Try to set up xampp and set up a redirect loop.
There is a redirect loop protection as well in Gecko since years and it seems to work for me.
I created a testcase at http://www.mversen.de/a and get the expected error with FF3.6.8 and Seamonkey trunk.

Please try http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Safe+Mode if my testurl doesn't rigger the error.

Updated

8 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 3

7 years ago
Reporter -> Are you still experiencing this issue? Have you tried safe mode or a new profile?

Comment 4

7 years ago
Closing bug as Incomplete - if you are still experiencing this issue or have more information to provide feel free to post back here and we can re-open the bug. You can also get assistance by visiting the Firefox help site -> http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Ask+a+question
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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