How does Firefox fetch pages?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by ecktt, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. ecktt

    ecktt Limp Gawd

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    For some reason, behind a proxy, Firefox is the only browser that will load a website hosted on another network. The problem is that website needs IE to work properly (IE6 to be precise). Under IE I get the message

    This page can't be displayed
    • Make sure the web address http://thissite is correct.
    • Look for the page with your search engine
    • Refresh the page in a few minutes
    Fix connection problems


    With Chrome I get

    Oops! Goole could not find thissite
    Did you mean: thissite.com


    If I connect directly to the router, it works with IE.
    If access the site from the proxy, it works with IE.
    If I access the site from the proxy while using the proxy (ie is using the proxy setting in the browser), it works with IE.
    Once I am on my LAN, only Firefox can access it. All LAN web activity must be via the proxy.

    What gives?
     
  2. PTNL

    PTNL [H]ardness Supreme

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    Sounds like different settings between IE, FF, and Chrome. Or, perhaps FF and Chrome's network settings are not set to use the machine's network proxy settings.