Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#8511 new defect

Firefox caches proxy settings per hosts

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-rebase-regression, interview, tbb-firefox-patch
Cc: mcs, brade, g.koppen@…, adrelanos@…, anonym, intrigeri Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

It turns out Firefox now caches proxy settings per host.

This causes us problems when people reconfigure their proxy settings, and also during startup when we change our proxy settings based on the environment variables from Vidalia. This change in proxy settings sometimes happens after the browser has already attempted to connect to check.torproject.org for the HTTPS-Everywhere Tor test, which then causes check.torproject.org to forever use the old proxy settings.

Child Tickets

TicketStatusOwnerSummaryComponent
#10439newbradeAllow TBB 3.x to run multiple times in parallelApplications/Tor Launcher

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by gk

Cc: g.koppen@… added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by proper

Cc: adrelanos@… added

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by T(A)ILS developers

Cc: tails@… added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Keywords: interview added

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by ben

How do you change the proxy settings? Do you see the same behavior when changing settings in the GUI? If so, that would be a plain bug in Firefox. Is there one filed?

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:8 Changed 5 years ago by intrigeri

Cc: anonym intrigeri added; tails@… removed

comment:9 Changed 15 months ago by teor

Severity: Normal

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