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[FIXED] Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8080.

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[FIXED] Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8080.

I'm using Sabnzbd which only has a WebGUI. The WebGUI is located at http://localhost:8080/sabnzbd/ by default. And does load - completely without errors - in Internet Explorer 9 and Google Chrome 10. But when I try to connect using FF v4.0b7, the "Unable to connect" error message comes up. No difference whether I use safe mode or FF v3.6.13

Am I doing something wrong?

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Re: [FIXED] Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8080.

Ten people with the same problem.. Anybody who can shed some light on this issue? It's still there in 4.0b8. Thanks in advance!

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Re: [FIXED] Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8080.

OK, the SABnzbd forum pointed me in the right direction. Firefox was using the IPv6 version of localhost. This meant that I had to browse to http://[::1]:8080 instead of http://localhost:8080

I'm still at IPv4, so leaving it this way would be annoying.

However, this can be fixed. Just follow these steps:

  1. Type about:config into the address bar
  2. Ignore the warning
  3. Enter network.dns.disableIPv6 into the filter box
  4. Right-click on the entry and press on toggle (it should now say false)
  5. Close and restart FireFox

Now just enjoy SABnzbd again! Smiley Happy