Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 443385
Firefox refuses to connect to http://127.0.0.1/ when "offline"
Last modified: 2008-07-25 19:12:22 EDT
Description of problem:
When firefox is in "offline" mode, firefox refuses to even try to
connect to URIs like e.g. http://127.0.0.1/
This means local (!) web development on laptop is not possible without
workarounds when no internet connection exists.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Let a webserver listen on 127.0.0.1
2. Unplug network cable
3. Try accessing http://127.0.0.1/
Firefox is currently in offline mode and can't browse the Web.
The browser is operating in its offline mode and cannot connect
to the requested item.
* Is the computer connected to an active network?
* Place the browser in online mode and try again.
The local web page.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87717) and believe that it is more
appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.