Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 81798
Can no longer only enter middle portion of hostname to access web sites
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:49:45 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003
Description of problem:
Before mozilla 1.0.1 I could enter 'google' or 'redhat' or 'slashdot' in the URL
entry box and it would automatically try google.com, www.google.com,
www.redhat.com, etc. Of course I had to have Enable Internet Keywords turned
off in my preferences to make this work. Now, however, if I just enter the word
redhat in the URL bar I get this message:
The connection was refused when attempting to contact redhat.
I *really* prefer the old behavior as it made for speedy manual browsing (now I
have to type www.redhat.com if I want to go to Redhat's home page).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start mozilla 1.0.1
2. Edit menu -> Preferences -> Navigator -> Smart Browsing
3. Uncheck Enable Internet Keywords, click OK
4. Delete anything in the URL bar and enter the word 'redhat'. Press Enter.
Actual Results: "The connection was refused when attempting to contact redhat"
comes up in a new dialog box.
Expected Results: I should be taken to www.redhat.com.
mozilla-1.0.1-2.7.3 is the rpm -q output
Problem solved. It turns out I had a domain in the 'search' line in
/etc/resolv.conf that was set up to do wildcard DNS so everytime I would enter
'redhat' or 'google' it would try and connect to redhat.wildcard.org or
google.wildcard.org and end up failing to connect.