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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS [Resolved]

I just hit a bug in Firefox that was a real time eater for me. Firefox was automatically redirecting to https for a website even when I typed in the full url http://192.1… (read more)

I just hit a bug in Firefox that was a real time eater for me.

Firefox was automatically redirecting to https for a website even when I typed in the full url http://192.168.138.210:80. It would always redirect even if there was no server listening at port 80! Even, if I added query parameters like ?q=123456, it still did it.

I had set up the web server to listen on port 80 at 192.168.138.210 and I could never get firefox to load the http page. I created a simple node http server and the same issue occurred. I finally realized that it was the browser was doing the https redirect. I disabled all extensions and it still occurred. I tried `Private Window` and the issue went away. Chrome was fine. I also tested `wget` and it was fine.

Once I realized the Firefox profile was the issue, I then cleared the cache in the browser and presto, problem went away.

I cannot repeat this error in Firefox so a Bug report is probably not warranted. In hindsight, I should have made a copy of the profile :(

Hope this information helps someone else avoid the pain of this and also a simple warning to those testing new web servers, don't assume any complex web browser is doing the right thing, use simple tools like wget or netcat to see whats going on at the lowest possible level before passing blame.

Here are a couple of goto *nix tests I have used:

Netcat trick to send a request to http://192.168.138.210:80/ % printf "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n" | nc 192.168.138.210 80

Handy wget script that gives all the necessities of more complex calls like https for troubleshooting certificate resolution etc.: % curl -v -I --insecure https://google.com 2>&1 | egrep -v '^> |^< |^{|^}|^* T|^* AL|^ 0'

Asked by tim.c.quinn 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Home button

Hello, i wanna know where is home button? If there is please let me know. I actually don't like to open the more tabs. Thats why i instantaneously click the home button t… (read more)

Hello, i wanna know where is home button? If there is please let me know. I actually don't like to open the more tabs. Thats why i instantaneously click the home button to go back and search something or to search from the home screen recents. Home button is very useful. When they will introduce the home button in navigation bar and also back button.

Asked by gneekhra 4 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 4 days ago

Website page does not size correctly: nytimes.com

Firefox Android 81.1.5 (Build #2015769593) AC: 57.0.8, 5653ef5fd GV: 81.0.2-20201012085804 AS: 61.0.13 No add ons Samsung Tab A 10.1 tablet Android 10 Web page: https://w… (read more)

Firefox Android 81.1.5 (Build #2015769593) AC: 57.0.8, 5653ef5fd GV: 81.0.2-20201012085804 AS: 61.0.13 No add ons Samsung Tab A 10.1 tablet Android 10 Web page: https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/mini

New York Times Mini Crossword Improper page sizing.. After swiping up to load the puzzle and then entering at least one letter into the crossword puzzle using the web based pop-up keyboard,, the webpage will size to obscure the bottom line of the keyboard. Previous FF versions 68xx do not have this issue.

Asked by mixer440 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

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Java latest version is not compatible with firefox; no alternative, because website only allows you to play if you have the last version

I tried to solve by following some instructions of yours in these foruns, but it didnt work for me because the site pogo.com only allows you to play the games with the la… (read more)

I tried to solve by following some instructions of yours in these foruns, but it didnt work for me because the site pogo.com only allows you to play the games with the latest JAVA version (7) so i uninstalled java7 and tried 6r32 but, still it asks me to download the latest version. so e«what happens is that i canm hear the game, but not play it or see it. help?

Asked by sobrrodas 7 years ago

Last reply by dumdidadida 7 years ago

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when opening a webpage, my browser stops downloading its content while waiting for an eternity at certain items, how can I filter them?

Because of the location where I live, most of google services are blocked on the internet. Yesterday I wanted to download a device driver from www.m-audio.com but the dr… (read more)

Because of the location where I live, most of google services are blocked on the internet. Yesterday I wanted to download a device driver from www.m-audio.com but the driver's page stopped loading. I noticed a message at the bottom left of the Firefox window saying "waiting for www.google.com" or something similar. Because of that wait, I could open the page only after 4 tries and waiting way too much time. Can I filter page contents from google so Firefox skips them?

Asked by Makoussai 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Where can I track nightly build development

Hello, I've started using Mozilla Firefox Nightly, but I really can't find any website which provides an information of new things, that has been added or fixed in a new … (read more)

Hello, I've started using Mozilla Firefox Nightly, but I really can't find any website which provides an information of new things, that has been added or fixed in a new firefox build. Could anyone give me any website where I could track Mozilla Firefox Nightly development? Thanks!

Asked by arnas 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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profiles

I run Firefox with multiple profiles, as there are several people that use this computer. I start firefox with -p <profilename> -no-remote. This all works fine ex… (read more)

I run Firefox with multiple profiles, as there are several people that use this computer. I start firefox with -p <profilename> -no-remote.

This all works fine except if I'm in try to open a link from for instance in an email, I click on the link and it opens the profile manager. If I select a profile that already has an open window I get an error message stating

"Firefox cannot use the profile "Rick" because it is in use. To continue, close the running instance of Firefox or choose a different profile."

Is there anyway to have it open the link in a new tab of an already running profile, rather then having to close the profile and then click the link.

Asked by rjesse 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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how can I access a drop down function in the search bar?

I just updated to the newest Firefox. I'm sad that the google toolbar is no longer supported. But I'll soldier on... <big sigh>. Seriously though: The function I… (read more)

I just updated to the newest Firefox. I'm sad that the google toolbar is no longer supported. But I'll soldier on... <big sigh>.

Seriously though: The function I miss from google toolbar is the drop down menu in the search bar, allowing me to 'drop down' and reselect a previous search phrase... what can I say, I'm scatter brained and easily distracted, so I often return to a concept multiple times a week.

How can I emulate the same function in FF 17?

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Asked by dochockin 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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Is There A Way To Automatically Get A Link To Appear/Autocomplete In The Address/Awesomebar?

Windows 7 - Firefox: 17.0 My browser use to automatically complete a link in the address/awesome bar but since I changed laptop it doesn't do that anymore...Why is that… (read more)

Windows 7 - Firefox: 17.0

My browser use to automatically complete a link in the address/awesome bar but since I changed laptop it doesn't do that anymore...Why is that and is an addon needed?

Asked by Nj1988 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago