FireFox and SOCKS server

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FireFox and SOCKS server

Post by Voodoo » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:41 am

Hi FireFox- and SOCKS server lovers ;)
As I tried to help molina2387 (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12490) I've installed FireFox 12.0 for a check...BANG I bumped into a granite wall. Big bruise! FireFox has a big built-in bug that wasn't there in the OLD version. The bug causes the missing IP of the website in the initial SOCKS request. The Bug :evil: eats away the IP address of the website and left an IP of (or 4 bytes: 00 00 00 01) in the SOCKS4- and SOCKS5-request for a Web-connection.
Result: SOCKS4/5-Server gets confused :? and does not know where to go with the IP = 1 and won't reply 8-) . Your FireFox waits...and waits...and waits for an acknowledgement...till a time-out occurs :oops:

Switch to IE9 (Socks4) or Opera (Socks5) if you still want to go thru a socks-server :mrgreen:


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