#31227 closed defect (duplicate)

Firefox plugin loses broker connection

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Circumvention/Snowflake Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: snowflake-webextension
Cc: arlolra, cohosh, phw, dcf Actual Points:
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When the Firefox proxy add-on is turned on, it establishes a persistent tcp connection to the agent at snowflake-broker.bamsoftware.com ( It polls for and occasionally serves clients as expected for many hours, up to maybe a day, and then the agent tcp connection is somehow dropped, after which it never seems to serve any clients again until the state is reset by toggling it off/on or Firefox is restarted, then the cycle repeats.

My browser is normally left running 24/7 with various tabs open, so it seems like a perfect Snowflake proxy candidate, but this bug means it stops serving clients after the first day or so and doesn't resume until I think to toggle the add-on or happen to restart Firefox, which could be weeks of lost proxy time.

The add-on should either fix the problem causing it to drop the connection, or perhaps check for the lost connection while polling and reset itself as needed.

Using Firefox 68.0.1 64-bit on Windows 10 with add-on 0.0.5.

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by cypherpunks

Duplicate: #31100

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by cohosh

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

Closing as duplicate. This fix is in progress.

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