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[Jan 2018] Missing or incomplete content (bug 1433494, 1432248)

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  1. AliceWyman 4948 posts
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    Related bug: Bug 1433494 - "How to stop Firefox making Automatic Connections" kb article is incomplete

    Bug 1432248 comment 4 has a summary of what content needs updating: (quote) Mason (New to Bugzilla) Comment 4 • 2018-01-24 16:17 EST

    While Mozilla has no obligation to change is policies at the behest of its users, broken documentation is a matter neither of policy nor opinion. I can confirm that the information on the page in question is inaccurate and/or incomplete, having just tested it with a fresh install of Firefox 58. As George reported, three about:config values referred to do not appear in my about:config, specifically

    browser.selfsupport.url media.gmp-gmpopenh264.enabled browser.casting.enabled

    Perhaps these values were present in older versions of Firefox.

    After completing all of the other instructions on this page, I attempted to replicate George's tcpdump test. Upon starting the browser I see connections including

    detectportal.firefox.com getpocket.cdn.mozilla.net r.cloudfront.net.https safebrowsing.googleapis.com

    I understand Mozilla has a security rationale for Firefox making some automatic connections, but that does not change the fact that a documentation page called "How to stop Firefox from making automatic connections" does not contain enough information to prevent Firefox from making automatic connections, and that some of the information (the missing about:config values) are inaccurate or out-of-date. I suggest that this documentation bug be reopened until the documentation page in question has been updated.

    Underpass Comment 5 • 2018-01-26 03:02 EST

    I agree with Mason (previous comment). Only yesterday I had to browse the international forum to discover the reason of the connection to detectportal.firefox.com.

    --- I set up a "Needs change" entry.

    Related bug: [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1433494 Bug 1433494] - "How to stop Firefox making Automatic Connections" kb article is incomplete [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432248#c4 Bug 1432248 comment 4] has a summary of what content needs updating: (quote) Mason (New to Bugzilla) Comment 4 • 2018-01-24 16:17 EST While Mozilla has no obligation to change is policies at the behest of its users, broken documentation is a matter neither of policy nor opinion. I can confirm that the information on the page in question is inaccurate and/or incomplete, having just tested it with a fresh install of Firefox 58. As George reported, three about:config values referred to do not appear in my about:config, specifically browser.selfsupport.url media.gmp-gmpopenh264.enabled browser.casting.enabled Perhaps these values were present in older versions of Firefox. After completing all of the other instructions on this page, I attempted to replicate George's tcpdump test. Upon starting the browser I see connections including detectportal.firefox.com getpocket.cdn.mozilla.net r.cloudfront.net.https safebrowsing.googleapis.com I understand Mozilla has a security rationale for Firefox making some automatic connections, but that does not change the fact that a documentation page called "How to stop Firefox from making automatic connections" does not contain enough information to prevent Firefox from making automatic connections, and that some of the information (the missing about:config values) are inaccurate or out-of-date. I suggest that this documentation bug be reopened until the documentation page in question has been updated. Underpass Comment 5 • 2018-01-26 03:02 EST I agree with Mason (previous comment). Only yesterday I had to browse the international forum to discover the reason of the connection to detectportal.firefox.com. --- I set up a "Needs change" entry.
  2. jscher2000 404 posts
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    I added a proposed captive portal section under "Network Detection". It didn't seem to fit into any of the existing top-level categories.

    Inspired by: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/7x59ey/firefox_making_requests_without_consent_even_in/

    I added a proposed captive portal section under "Network Detection". It didn't seem to fit into any of the existing top-level categories. ''Inspired by:'' https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/7x59ey/firefox_making_requests_without_consent_even_in/
    Modified by jscher2000 on
  3. AliceWyman 4948 posts
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    I added a comment to the related bug report, Bug 1433494 - "How to stop Firefox making Automatic Connections" kb article is incomplete.

    I asked Joni to review your revision, since there's already an open NeedInfo for Joni in the bug report.

    I added a [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1433494#c4 comment] to the related bug report, [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1433494 Bug 1433494] - "How to stop Firefox making Automatic Connections" kb article is incomplete. I asked Joni to review your revision, since there's already an open NeedInfo for Joni in the bug report.