[tbb-bugs] #6577 [Applications/Tor Browser]: WebSockets seem totally broken by Firefox SOCKS settings

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#6577: WebSockets seem totally broken by Firefox SOCKS settings
 Reporter:  mikeperry                            |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:  closed
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:  tbb-usability-website, tbb-bounty,   |  Actual Points:
  tbb-firefox-patch                              |
Parent ID:                                       |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
Changes (by bugzilla):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => invalid
 * severity:   => Normal


 Replying to [ticket:5292#comment:6 mikeperry] (from ticket:5292):
 > http://html5demos.com/web-socket
 Application Error (Test is dead)
 > http://www.websocket.org/
 > This error appears in the FF error console:
 > {{{
 > Error: Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at
 > Source File: http://html5demos.com/web-socket
 > Line: 54
 > }}}
 This error appears for those webpages which use swf (Adobe Flash) instead
 of JS for WebSocket, and it's quite confusing, yeah.
 Or when JS is used by https://webirc.oftc.net ;)
 Torbutton INFO: tor SOCKS:
 =7R-gdaxz9kejlJv6ACGE via oftc.net:4f53916b35aff4720ecd401c5e1302e2
 Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at
 gdaxz9kejlJv6ACGE. qui-0cc18125cbfe7c291eca.js:8132:15
 The connection to
 gdaxz9kejlJv6ACGE was interrupted while the page was loading. qui-
 NS_ERROR_FAILURE: Component returned failure code: 0x80004005
 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsIInterfaceRequestor.getInterface] network-
 Or by https://storm.torproject.org
 Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at
 Nevertheless, http://websocketstest.com is everything you need for
 Maybe, there are some issues with WebSocket for separate tickets, but
 according to the Summary and the Description this ticket can be closed.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/6577#comment:6>
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