Bug 6614 - Netscape locks up when linux networking not working
Netscape locks up when linux networking not working
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6851
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-11-01 16:41 EST by mathew_2000
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-22 11:36:57 EST
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Description mathew_2000 1999-11-01 16:41:17 EST
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
reproduce consistently
have yet to test on RH 6.1

1) Setup Networking via ethernet card...
2) small subnet (mask - this shouldnt
3) set ips as appropriate...
4) remove or disable the following:
   a) router.
   b) hub.
   (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
III) Gnome-Enlightenment.

I dont recall experiencing this on other platforms.
(unix, windows, ...)

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-22 11:36:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6851 ***

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