Why is Firefox establishing connections to dete
When you monitor the network traffic of the Firefox web browser you may notice that the browser establishes a connection to detectportal.firefox.com on start by default.
The connection is one of the first that the browser makes automatically and you may wonder why it is being made in first place.
The name provides a clue; Firefox attempts to find out if the Internet connection is limited. Hotels and other places that provide access to the Internet make use of captive portals that limit connectivity unless the user enters a code first.
Web browsers and any other Internet software cannot establish connections when that happens since every attempt is blocked by default; this means that the browser cannot check for updates or load sites that are not in the cache.
Firefox users who use the browser at home or any other location that is not making use of captive portals for Internet connectivity, can block the connection attempt as there is no downside to doing so.
Here is how you configure Firefox to block connections to detectportal.firefox.com:
You can turn the setting back on easily if you use Firefox in environments that make use of captive portals.
Now You: do you check the connections that your programs make automatically?
That bugzilla issue thread is very long.Anyone care to read it all and summarize how Firefox actually determines if it is connected to a captive portal?
It is not even a malicious or bad intent, but I 8217;m not sure. Many articles here feel 8220;Anti-Firefox 8221;.
Thanks for the information!
I really appreciate to have this information even though I am not usually monitoring my apps traffic actively, and using wireshark gives a massive amount of information, really hard to manage and filter. I 8217;ve seen that in your screenshot, you are filtering by process, I didn 8217;t know that was possible!
That is because you don 8217;t understand how he filters. It is clear he filters for a 8220;string 8221; with the characters 8220;firefox 8221;.
So he sees all packets containing the word firefox. He is not filtering by process 8230; 8230; 8230; 8230; 8230;
8220;this browser respects you 8217;re privacy, trust me 8221;
Every bit as much as a trust a privacy agreement to be unequivocal :)
8220;Firefox attempts to find out if the Internet connection is limited. Hotels and other places that provide access to the Internet make use of captive portals that limit connectivity unless the user enters a code first. 8221;
Why don 8217;t you read Martin 8217;s article properly, before starting your usual anti Firefox trolling.
Just a thought.
Martin should really consider to block Yuliya on this blog. Her bashing against Mozilla on EVERY ARTICLE is so annoying. I don 8217;t know if she is paid by another browser vendor (unlikely, I guess) or if she just don 8217;t have a life, but it should really be stopped. Such people are really bad for the reputation of Ghacks because Ghacks is already well known for having Yuliya…
Tom should be blocked. Yulia knows what she write.
It 8217;s no different to the firefox can do no wrong crowd or the pale moon fanatics or the people who just have comment even though they haven 8217;t a clue or the people who comment without reading 8230;. If you ban people because they annoy you then the internet would be very, very quiet.
If comment sections become annoying, and they certainly do, then use somethinglike Shut Up extension and don 8217;t read them for a while. A lot of the time it doesn 8217;t add anything to the article, including here.
And no Ghacks isn 8217;t well known for having Yuliya. I find that sort of thing annoying, so you need to go too going by your own criteria.
I actually learn quite a lot from the comment sections as much, or even more, than articles itself. Not always of course, but over the years I 8217;ve found it to be a great source of information. Not nice when it gets too large fill with pointless discussions but they 8217;re easy enough to ignore.
Just ignore and move on, discernment is key 8230;.
Honestly, I don 8217;t see how the stuff @Yuliya does is any different from what the Mozilla fanboys do here all the time. Can you even imagine how often I 8217;ve read 8220;Firefox is so much better for privacy! 8221; and 8220;If Chromium gets even more market share, the free web will die! 8221; and similar propaganda falsehoods? Please, do not pretend that the grass is any greener on the other side.
Your post reads just like one of Yuliya 8217;s.
Are you Yuliya using 8220;Iron Heart 8221; as an alternativename so that you can post more anti Firefox and pro Chrome/Chromium comments?
The paranoia starts to set in 8230; No, I am not 8220;Yuliya 8221;. Throwing around claims like this in a comment section which is largely anonymous is pointless to begin with, but you could have known that I am not Yuliya by looking at my writing style. I am just not OK with Mozilla fanboys such as yourself pretending to be better and trying to suppress other opinions based on this false assumption.
8221; I am just not OK with Mozilla fanboys such as yourself pretending to be better and trying to suppress other opinions based on this false assumption. 8221;
FYI I use Firefox ESR and Ungoogled Chromium. I prefer FF because I can configure 8220;about:config 8221; to my requirements.
Iam not OK with people like you making generalisations and assuming that 1)I amMozilla fanboyand 2)that I try to suppress other opinions.
> FYI I use Firefox ESR and Ungoogled Chromium. I prefer FF because I can configure 「about:config」 to my requirements.
> I am not OK with people like you making generalisations and assuming that 1) I am Mozilla fanboy
I quote you: 8220;( 8230;) before starting your usual anti Firefox trolling. 8221; How does Yuliya troll against Firefox? Trolling to me is something that is just hatred and not based on facts at all, but so far I have not seen Yuliya make any claim that can 8217;t be proven rather easily. Criticism /= hatred, IMHO. Your dislike of the criticism doesn 8217;t make it trolling. Mozilla should behave according to their own manifesto which they claim to uphold, maybe then the criticism might wind down. But not before.
> 2) that I try to suppress other opinions.
So? Then why are you not just ignoring them instead of flaming?
> That was a rather silly statement. It seems that your paranoia is showing.
I quote you again:
8220;Are you Yuliya using 「Iron Heart」 as an alternative name so that you can post more anti Firefox and pro Chrome/Chromium comments? 8221;
That screams 8220;paranoia 8221;, pal. Calm down and then we 8217;ll talk again.
Several accounts here are just sock-puppets of the same persons, you can tell by their grammar and repetition of unique spelling errors. I bet they even use a VPN or their phone 8217;s mobile data in order to have multiple IPs.
How do I know that you are not T J 8217;s sock puppet? Please provide proof! God, you guys are ridiculous.
> It is damaging to this website and to a civil and friendly comments section.
But the Mozilla fanboys do contribute to a civil and friendly comment section? Don 8217;t get me started 8230; The most intolerant people out there in the browser sphere, and it 8217;s not even close.
> But I wilkl not point the finger at them, we all know who they are.
You may not, but I certainly will: @T J @svim @notanon @Silent Observer @Emil @Tom and many other ignorants. Too much to list here, you get the point anyway.
8220;The most intolerant people out there in the browser sphere, and it’s not even close. 8221;
8220;and many other ignorants. 8221;
When you start to make comments such as the above,you are the one demonstrating your intolerance of anyone who has an alternative point of view to yours.
> When you start to make comments such as the above, you are the one demonstrating your intolerance of anyone who has an alternative point of view to yours.
Care to point out in how far I am wrong about Mozilla? Good luck. Everything else is just ad hominem stuff on your part.
All opinions should be respected. Some users like W10, some don 8217;t. Some users like Firefox, some don 8217;t. And some users dislike some software roughly, and probably they have their legitimate reasons to do that. Otherwise, censorship is very dangerous, because some users may say 8220;I dislike Tom 8217;s opiniones 8221;, and who will defend you? Just think about it.标签：