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When I enter an ip address instead of a url firefox inserts a www infront of the ip addresses which makes the address invalid. How can I stop it putting the www

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Hello I want to browse to a site by ip address but when I enter the ip address and press enter it puts a www infront of the ip address and invalidates the address. How can I stop it doing that?

Hello I want to browse to a site by ip address but when I enter the ip address and press enter it puts a www infront of the ip address and invalidates the address. How can I stop it doing that?
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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; Win64; x64; rv:67.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/67.0

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WestEnd 60 solutions 5387 answers

example of the problem page? So others can see what your seeing when they try it as well.

example of the problem page? So others can see what your seeing when they try it as well.

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ecofox 0 solutions 1 answers

When l enter url lcbas.org, which is a redirect to lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org, Firefox responds with this url:

https://www.www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/,

and this:

Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at www.www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org.


In reality no www is needed at all if Firefox just doesn't any extra www. This url works: lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/, and Firefox responds with this url: https://www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/, again adding the www.

There must be some way to fix this. Our members cannot use Firefox to access our website so I must direct them to Chrome which doesn't seem to have this problem, at least not on my iMac.

When l enter url lcbas.org, which is a redirect to lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org, Firefox responds with this url: https://www.www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/, and this: Unable to connect Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at www.www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org. In reality no www is needed at all if Firefox just doesn't any extra www. This url works: lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/, and Firefox responds with this url: https://www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/, again adding the www. There must be some way to fix this. Our members cannot use Firefox to access our website so I must direct them to Chrome which doesn't seem to have this problem, at least not on my iMac.
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jscher2000
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Hi ecofox, in my Firefox for Windows, requesting

http://lcbas.org/

returns a redirect to

https://LOWERCOLUMBIABASINAUDUBON.ORG

Possibly this is related to never having visited the site before, so no redirects were previously cached. Could you test in a private window to see whether bypassing the cache makes any difference on yours?

(For what it's worth, I also disable scripts from facebook.net, which are used in your page.)

Hi ecofox, in my Firefox for Windows, requesting http://lcbas.org/ returns a redirect to https://LOWERCOLUMBIABASINAUDUBON.ORG Possibly this is related to never having visited the site before, so no redirects were previously cached. Could you test in a private window to see whether bypassing the cache makes any difference on yours? (For what it's worth, I also disable scripts from facebook.net, which are used in your page.)
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cor-el
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Works for me with this URL. It is not Firefox doing this in this case, but the server sends a location header in the HTTP response headers.

If you get two "www.www" prefixes then something else is wrong and you may have an extension interfering.

Works for me with this URL. It is not Firefox doing this in this case, but the server sends a location header in the HTTP response headers. *location: https://www.lowercolumbiabasinaudubon.org/ If you get two "www.www" prefixes then something else is wrong and you may have an extension interfering. *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems
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