From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.08 [en] (WinNT; U ;Nav) BuildID: 2000120308 (actually all builds for the last month or so) I tried to scan for this in the bugs already out there, but I can barely figure out how to describe the problem in any succinct way, so I didn't really know what to search for. So if this is a duplicate, just knock it out. Anyway: going to a site other than the one I'm at has been really tough for mozilla for the past month or so. If this is happening for youse guys at mozilla.org, you doubtless already know what I'm talking about. In case you don't, here's an example. Mozilla wakes up pointing to my home site, which is on our company intranet, called something like http://blahblah/dir1/dir2/file.html, and after that I try to go somewhere else, say my.netscape.com. Sometimes this works, but sometimes mozilla tries to mix the urls, coming up with something like http://my.netscape.com/dir1/dir2/file.html, which of course doesn't work. Usually, manual editing of the url and re-submission clears this up, if not on the first try then on the second or third. Or, once I've managed to get to my.netscape.com (for example), I'll click on a link that goes somewhere else, www.32bitsonline.com for example, but where I end up is the non-personalized version of my.netscape.com. Or home.netscape.com. Or linuxtoday.com, which I visit a lot as a rule, but in my example I haven't gone there yet during this session. Or, sometimes I get to a site successfully, read over it, and then hit the back button to return to the previous site, and the correct url appears in the location bar, but the same site re-loads itself instead. To use the same sort of example, I go to my.netscape.com, follow a link to www.32bitsonline.com, then hit the back button, and the location bar says my.netscape.com but the browser window loads www.32bitsonline.com again instead. I wish this was easy to reproduce, but it only happens about 20% of the time, and it usually seems to be the worst at the beginning of a session. Sometimes it's so bad that it never gets to the place I'm trying to go, and I just quit and restart. But sometimes it just seems to have to go through a few of these episodes, and then it snaps out of it and it's pretty much fine for the rest of the session. I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I'm browsing from behind a firewall that I curse on a regular basis, on account of its being a slow piece of doo-doo. I don't know what kind of brain-damaged algorithms are going on at the firewall level, whether some goofy caching mechanism is at work or whatever. But I do know that it's only mozilla that exhibits this behavior; Netscape 4.x works fine. And even mozilla worked fine until about M18 or so. So it may not be the firewall, but I thought you might want to know it was there.
Kendric, could you try to reproduce these problems with a fresh profile? Thanks!
Strange, I've had no such problems on Linux and WinNT/2000 and I download nightly builds on a frequent basis. I've used in both directly connected to the internet and through a HTTP proxy. Are you able to try the builds on another machine to see if you have the same problems? What happens if you just stay within the corporate intranet (which I assume is not behind the firewall)?
I knocked out my mozilla profile (winnt\moz*.* and winnt\profiles\me\applicationdate\mozilla\*.*) and created a new profile the next time I ran mozilla, by having it convert my 4.x profile. The same problems still happen. David, yes, stuff on our intranet seems to work okay, or at least I haven't seen the problem yet. Here's another example while I'm at it: I opened mozilla, which went to our intranet start page, then I went to my.netscape.com, then I followed a link to my page on my ISP (http://www.sound.net/~ak), then hit the back button. The url said my.netscape.com but the url it really went to in the browser window was www.sound.net (the base site, not my directory on their site). Could this be some freaky IP caching behavior? Like I said, 4.x doesn't do this stuff, nor does IE, so while our firewall does suck, I don't think it's probably the culprit this time.
If you go to preferences, Advanced, Networking and change HTTP 1.1 to HTTP 1.0 If that fixes this then you're seeing bug 38488.
I changed the http version to 1.0 as directed and it had no effect. Dang! (BTW, http version was under Debug, not Advanced.)
over to Networking
Assignee: asa → neeti
Component: Browser-General → Networking
QA Contact: doronr → tever
This might have to do with bug 42453. Not sure though....There is another bug out there with a similar problem to this but i cant even remember what its called. Going to try and dig it up. Reporter is this still occuring with the latest nightlies?
The nightly from 18 Dec 2000 still shows the same misbehavior.
After looking at bug 42453, this could be some of the same stuff, although for me it takes much less gyration to produce the bug, when it's in the mood to happen. I am a little startled to see so much discussion of this stuff way back in June, when for me it never happened until, oh, November or so. Also, the folks discussing on 42453 seem to be primarily using Linux, whereas I'm on win32 here at work. (On Linux at home I haven't tried mozilla in a while; maybe I should.) I should point out, perhaps, that most of the time, no amount of doing "reload", or "shift+reload", or clearing cache and trying again, will help. But sometimes I am able to try hitting a site by an alternate name and get good results. For example, if mozilla is going to the wrong place every time I try to go to www.linuxtoday.com, sometimes I can get there by instead trying for linuxtoday.com, no www on the beginning.
I am going to go ahead and mark this NEW. Call me crazy but I cant figure it out.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 42453 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Component: Networking → Networking: Cache
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I'm still not entirely sure that the causes of this bug and bug 42453 are the same; however, I have resigned myself to several things: 1) This problem only happens on my machine at work, and does not happen (that I have heard) for any of my co-workers. 2) The guys that set up our machines and our software at work are not the brightest armadillos on the road, and our configurations often have odd problems with no clear cause. 3) Everything works great at home on Linux. 4) I expect not to be at this job much longer. After I am gone, I would imagine this machine will be re-imaged, thus wiping out whatever crossed-up situation is currently in place. Problem solved. Plus, at my new job, I will hopefully be able to start from scratch. Yay me! :-) So, what with all that, it won't bother me much if this bug never gets officially solved.
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