Running Mozilla build 2001021508, accessing NNTP server (currently 22.214.171.124) from behind firewall. After viewing a few articles (variable number, usually less than ten, with no clear trigger) it opens a new connection for every subsequent article. Sometimes, initial connection (on program start) does not close. Old connections remain open, but are inactive. Number of connections grows until server will allow no more (limit of five open connections). Exiting Mozilla results in a crash: mozilla causes an invalid page fault in msgnews.dll; this only occurs when NNTP connetions are open. Firewall rules for mozilla.exe are identical to those for Outlook Express and Communicator, which do not have this problem (i.e., the firewall is not preventing mozilla from closing connections).
What you're seeing it most likely caused by or accelerated by bug 65927, "News leaves connections to server open (too many connections)". The crash is unique (and was reported by someone else today, too.)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: esther → stephend
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 71024 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Just so you know, I'm duping this bug against bug 71024 because it has a Dr. Watson log.
Agreed, this looks to be the dupe. 71024 is going to be patched soon, this should be reopened if its not fixed after the checkin.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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