Use Dial-up, Firefox 21 and I need to disable Firefox from pinging after I start browser i.e. addons-star-net.zlb.phx.mozilla.net and verisign. I've no addons.
I use Linux operating system and ever since updating Firefox to version 21, when I start the browser, about two minutes pass while at a fully downloaded webpage, my dial-up modem starts blinking, which means someone is pinging. I launched netstat in terminal, and output shows the following:
Active Internet connections (w/o servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0 18.104.22.168:45590 bud02s04-in-f0.1e1:http ESTABLISHED
tcp 0 0 22.214.171.124:40365 sof01s02-in-f8.1e1:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 126.96.36.199:60565 bud02s04-in-f3.1e1:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 188.8.131.52:33067 OCSP.TKO2.VERISIGN:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 184.108.40.206:60566 bud02s04-in-f3.1e1:http TIME_WAIT
tcp 0 0 220.127.116.11:37801 sof01s02-in-f4.1e1:http ESTABLISHED
It's annoying because it slows my connection down, and usally lasts about 5 minutes. So, I disconnect as at first I had no idea who was pinging my connection as I do not have anything running that would automatically ping a server.
I've disabled automatic update for search engines, do not have the Health Report ticked, and no spell checker ticked. I have all my extensions disabled, and removed the two addons (ghostery and self-destructing cookies) I did have just to see if this would stop the autopinging of Firefox 21. It didn't. Thanks for your time.
Re: Use Dial-up, Firefox 21 and I need to disable Firefox from pinging after I start browser i.e. addons-star-net.zlb.phx.mozilla.net and verisign. I've no addons.
That's wonderful. Much obliged to you, philipp! The main ping was from all of my live bookmarks, a feature I often forget about in recent Firefox versions. So, I deleted all of my history and have my preference set where it now doesn't remember browser and download history, unless there's a way I can disable live bookmarks alltogether. Will do a search on it.
Again, thank you!
P.S. Found what I was looking for. File>Preferences>Tabs> and unticked Don't Load Tabs Until Selected