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Temporarily block Firefox updates by URL/IP

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We have an Add-On that will no longer work with FireFox once it updates version 60.2. It will heavily impact our stores ability to use certain functions/integration with our website until we get either a new add-on released or make a change to the site. We had planned on disabling updates for FireFox temporarily on each PC at each store but I am hoping for a workaround. I am curious if there is a list somewhere of the server IP’s/URLs that FireFox would use to update. This way I can just blacklist those IP’s for the time being until we get a new add-on released or an update to our website. This way they would not be able to download the latest update. It would prevent me from having to alter settings on each PC at each store (we have close to 70 locations and 4 computers at each). Is there such a list? And if so can someone point me there? Thanks!

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We actually own the Add-On and the new version is not ready. After some testing today it seems all the update IPs are associated with Mozilla.org and Mozilla.com. As long as they are blocked updates are prevented. This is a temporary fix but should give us the time we need to make the desired changes to the site and future add-on. Thanks!

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What is the add-on, there maybe a replacement for it.

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We actually own the Add-On and the new version is not ready. After some testing today it seems all the update IPs are associated with Mozilla.org and Mozilla.com. As long as they are blocked updates are prevented. This is a temporary fix but should give us the time we need to make the desired changes to the site and future add-on. Thanks!

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Hi ar550n1c, if you check about:config you can see the hostname for app.update.url. Other Mozilla addresses host sites that may be useful to your users.