Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6614
Netscape locks up when linux networking not working
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:11:01 EDT
Platform: RH 6.0, gnome - enlightenment, NS 4.71
When the networking on RH 6.0 isn't working/configured
properly, NS 4.71 will lock up, appears to be waiting
for response to network...
In one test instance, it locked up the entire desktop
(ctrl-alt-bckspc to get out.)
able to reproduce (a) consistently. (b) so far unable to
have yet to test on RH 6.1
1) Setup Networking via ethernet card...
2) small subnet (mask 255.255.255.248) - this shouldnt
3) set ips as appropriate...
4) remove or disable the following:
(or cables to above)
c) default gateway setting
5) launch NS 4.71
6) click on NS window... watch it lock up.
(fails if set to goto internet as home page,
believe it may fail if home page set to blank...)
This is VERY annoying... esp if you just want to
chk NS setting - (like bookmarks) even if the network
is down. Also, this makes it impossible to view
local http files.
suspect this is a problem with 1+ of the following:
i) NS 4.7
ii) Linux networking ... say failing to send
something back to NS
I dont recall experiencing this on other platforms.
(unix, windows, ...)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6851 ***