Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 115174
Mozilla bogus "security" blocks use of 3ware configuration tool
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:00 EST
Description of problem:
Badly broken "security" model means you cannot manage 3Ware disk
arrays with Mozilla. Mozilla refuses to do http on port 1080 despite
the fact people choose it as "port 80 + 1000". It does this for
automatic URL's - where I can see why it should *ASK* the user, but it
blocks without asking. Worse still it won't even allow it on the
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install 3dm manager for 3ware cards (as supported by RHEL3)
2. Attempt to point web browser at port 1080
The following web browsers get this right
Internet Explorer, Lynx, Elinks, Konqueror, Dillo, and in fact every
other web browser I can lay my hands on (except Epiphany which has the
nasty mozilla disease)
I think I'm going to move most of my web site to port 1080 solely for
your enjoyment <evil grin>
Not so bogus, no.
And if you read the 2.5 year old bug that points to, you find it
agrees with me that there is a real problem and it should *ask*.
What is the official alternative RHEL3 approach for managing 3ware
disk arrays ?
I convinced dougt and co. to unblock port 1080, with arguments from
myself and others that blocking this port doesn't yield any of the
advertised benefits. Mozilla proper will have this fix for 1.7 final.
It is a one line patch, and can be easily back ported if we need to
do so. See
Errata'd as mozilla-1.4.3-3.0.2