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[Fx36] ssdp device discovery in local network ("Send Video To Device" feature)

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  1. philipp 1004 posts
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    hi, i think we will have to add a new section for firefox 36 to this article: this feature sends out and receives ssdp packets, which also causes various firewalls to trigger a dialog asking about this behaviour once firefox 36 is installed for the first time: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1054959

    currently there doesn't seem to be a way around this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1111967

    hi, i think we will have to add a new section for firefox 36 to this article: this feature sends out and receives ssdp packets, which also causes various firewalls to trigger a dialog asking about this behaviour once firefox 36 is installed for the first time: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1054959 currently there doesn't seem to be a way around this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1111967
  2. AliceWyman 4852 posts
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    Hi, philipp. I'll add a Need changes entry for [Fx36] to add a section about SSDP.

    Hi, philipp. I'll add a Need changes entry for [Fx36] to add a section about [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Service_Discovery_Protocol SSDP].
  3. philipp 1004 posts
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    hi alice, thank you - i think i've stumbled across this "needs changes" dashboard for the very first time, i didn't know it existed beforehand :-)

    hi alice, thank you - i think i've stumbled across this "needs changes" dashboard for the very first time, i didn't know it existed beforehand :-)
  4. philipp 1004 posts
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    and while we're at it i think the downloading of tiles for the new tab page is missing in the article as well...

    and while we're at it i think the downloading of tiles for the new tab page is missing in the article as well...
  5. AliceWyman 4852 posts
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    philipp said

    and while we're at it i think the downloading of tiles for the new tab page is missing in the article as well...
    [Fx22] New Tab Page speculative connection on hovering sites /en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-automatica.../5298
    ''philipp [[#post-11393|said]]'' <blockquote> and while we're at it i think the downloading of tiles for the new tab page is missing in the article as well... </blockquote> [Fx22] New Tab Page speculative connection on hovering sites [/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-automatically-making-connections/discuss/5298]
  6. philipp 1004 posts
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    it's not just the speculative loading/pre-fetching but also the content of directory and enhancement tiles which are downloaded from cloudfront cdn.

    when i think about it there's also the openh264 plugin from cisco that gets automatically downloaded sometime after the first start and there are update-pings in regular intervals...

    so quite an amount of work to update the article it appears :-/

    it's not just the speculative loading/pre-fetching but also the content of directory and enhancement tiles which are downloaded from cloudfront cdn. when i think about it there's also the openh264 plugin from cisco that gets automatically downloaded sometime after the first start and there are update-pings in regular intervals... so quite an amount of work to update the article it appears :-/
  7. AliceWyman 4852 posts
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    philipp said

    so quite an amount of work to update the article it appears :-/

    If you could start new discussion threads on the other needed changes with more detail, or even draft the revision(s) yourself, that would be great.

    P.S. I started a new discussion thread with "[Attn: Admin]" in the title, on whether or not this article should be maintained: /kb/how-stop-firefox-automatically-ma.../5985

    ''philipp [[#post-11397|said]]'' <blockquote> so quite an amount of work to update the article it appears :-/ </blockquote> If you could start new discussion threads on the other needed changes with more detail, or even draft the revision(s) yourself, that would be great. P.S. I started a new discussion thread with "[Attn: Admin]" in the title, on whether or not this article should be maintained: [/kb/how-stop-firefox-automatically-making-connections/discuss/5985]
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  8. AliceWyman 4852 posts
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    I have a revision pending to clarify that the "Send Video To Device" feature was disabled by default in Firefox 37.

    See this Use Firefox desktop to send videos and webpages to your Roku article discussion thread for more information (that article is currently archived): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/send-videos-and-webpages-your-roku-desktop/discuss/6028

    Related bugs: Bug 1111967 - Add an option to disable SSDP in Firefox

    Bug 1142521 - disable video/tab casting in Firefox 37 and later comment 22:


    Andrei Vaida, QA [:avaida] – please ni? me 2015-04-29 01:46:19 PDT (In reply to :Gavin Sharp [email: gavin@gavinsharp.com] from comment #21) > You should still be able to verify that we're not shipping video/tab casting > UI in 37 and later.

    Verified fixed on Release 37.0.2 (20150415140819), Beta 38.0b8-build2 (20150427090451) and Aurora 39.0a2 (2015-04-28).

    Video/tab casting is disabled, with browser.casting.enabled set to false by default and the associated context menu option inactive. Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED status-firefox37: fixed → verified status-firefox38: fixed → verified status-firefox39: fixed → verified


    Note that, if the associated context menu option is inactive, users won't be able to use the feature, even if they enable the browser.casting.enabled preference in about:config. The open bug to fix that is:

    Bug 1147873 - 'Send Video to Device' option is grayed out

    I have a revision pending to clarify that the "Send Video To Device" feature was disabled by default in Firefox 37. See this [[Use Firefox desktop to send videos and webpages to your Roku]] article discussion thread for more information (that article is currently archived): https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/send-videos-and-webpages-your-roku-desktop/discuss/6028 Related bugs: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1111967 Bug 1111967] - Add an option to disable SSDP in Firefox [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1142521 Bug 1142521] - disable video/tab casting in Firefox 37 and later [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1142521#c22 comment 22]: ----- Andrei Vaida, QA [:avaida] – please ni? me 2015-04-29 01:46:19 PDT (In reply to :Gavin Sharp [email: gavin@gavinsharp.com] from comment #21) > You should still be able to verify that we're not shipping video/tab casting > UI in 37 and later. Verified fixed on Release 37.0.2 (20150415140819), Beta 38.0b8-build2 (20150427090451) and Aurora 39.0a2 (2015-04-28). Video/tab casting is disabled, with browser.casting.enabled set to false by default and the associated context menu option inactive. Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED status-firefox37: fixed → verified status-firefox38: fixed → verified status-firefox39: fixed → verified ----- Note that, if the associated context menu option is inactive, users won't be able to use the feature, even if they enable the browser.casting.enabled preference in about:config. The open bug to fix that is: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1147873 Bug 1147873] - 'Send Video to Device' option is grayed out
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  9. AliceWyman 4852 posts
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    AliceWyman said

    I have a revision pending to clarify that the "Send Video To Device" feature was disabled by default <snip>

    I self-approved my revision. I didn't mark it ready to localize since because of the current "Needs change" entry: Needs Change: [Fx48] Update "Anti-phishing list updating" section for Firefox 48. Other edits needed: Add Push Notifications? DRM? Other additions? - see discussion - AW. Add browser.safebrowsing.blockedURIs.enabled - CI

    ''AliceWyman [[#post-14836|said]]'' <blockquote> I have a revision pending to clarify that the "Send Video To Device" feature was disabled by default <snip> </blockquote> I self-approved my revision. I didn't mark it ready to localize since because of the current "Needs change" entry: '''Needs Change:''' [Fx48] Update "Anti-phishing list updating" section for Firefox 48. Other edits needed: Add Push Notifications? DRM? Other additions? - see discussion - AW. Add browser.safebrowsing.blockedURIs.enabled - CI