> Also having problems with both Firefox and Thunderbird since the
> recent updates. Uninstalled both completely, cleared all settings,
> clear cache and other happy stuff. Reinstalled FF 188.8.131.52 and still
> can't connect to the net. Machine is Dell M50 with WinXP Pro SP2.
> I fired up Wireshark to see what was happening and for some reason
> Firefox is causing a broadcast on the LAN instead of connecting to the
> Internet. My setup here is a bit different than a simple plug into a
> low-end NAT "router" in that I have my LAN connected to a Cisco 1720
> and Catalyst 2950 doing VLANs (dot1q) and my client/business associate
> in the first floor office area is on a different LAN but is also
> connected via the 1720 with one port on the Catalyst handling the
> connection to her LAN. The Internet connection is on her lan using a
> basic NAT box and I have my default gateway setup as the address of
> the 1720's interface on my LAN with the router address on her LAN as
> the default gateway of the router. As the cheapo NAT box connecting to
> the Internet only runs RIP 1/2 it's set for RIPv2 as is the Cisco 1720
> and the Linux server.
> Key Cisco config items are:
> router rip
> version 2
> network <my lan ip>
> network <associates lan ip>
> no auto-summary
> ! My Linux nameserver
> ip name-server <ip of my Linux box on my LAN>
> ! An external nameserver in the Pittsburgh area.
> ip name-server 184.108.40.206
> ! Default route from "sh ip route" output
> S* 0.0.0.0/0 [1/0] via <router interface IP on my associates LAN>
> Everything has worked just dandy for a long time (about 5 years now)
> and everything but Firefox 220.127.116.11 still does work. I run both DNS and
> DHCP on my Linux server on my LAN and likewise all is fine.
> When I try to start Firefox and go to Google.com Wireshark shows
> everything else (DNS etc) communicating as expected but Firefox
> instead of getting the IP address for Google from the internal (or
> external) DNS starts broadcasting for www.google.com on the LAN.
>>From command line "route print" shows all's happy and key items in
> both LANs are pingable with instant response as are Internet
> addressess such as google.com
> With all other Internet access working justa' fine one has to assume
> that there's something different in lastest release that isn't playing
> nice OR a setting that needs tweaked. Any ideas beyond the usual clear
> cache etc. most appreciated. (No firewalls blocking etc - all checked)
> Couldn't find any thing even close to this via a Google search.
close the programs, open your firewall, and remove any and
all settings for Firefox and Thunderbird. Restart the
programs. Do they connect now?
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