F11 firefox with proxy still sends host name lookups

Patrick Mansfield patman at aracnet.com
Thu Jun 18 18:32:01 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 10:33:00AM -0700, Patrick Mansfield wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 05:06:56PM -0700, Patrick Mansfield wrote:
> > Hi -
> > 
> > With a proxy enabled in firefox for all procotols, I still see domain name
> > queries on my system while (only) browsing. This did not happen with
> > Fedora 9 and firefox (not sure what version of firefox is in F9).
> 
> This must be the firefox DNS prefetching, there is this firefox bug:
> 
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=488162
> 
> But, I don't have a network.dns.disablePrefetch in about:config, nor
> anything similar!
> 
> Any ideas on how to turn it off???

OK, I just had to add a new value for it, I added this to my prefs.js, and
it is no longer prefetching:

user_pref("network.dns.disablePrefetch", true);

-- Patrick Mansfield




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