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dplg 01-29-2012 06:04 PM

Firefox proxy issues on Windows Network
Hi guys,

I have a Mac running OSX version 10.6.8 running on a windows based corporate network, we use a proxy server and firefox keeps asking for user credentials every time you fire it up.
Doesn't happen with Safari, and once you enter the credentials it works fine, but on startup the message reads: Authentication Required - The proxy [proxy address] is requesting a username and password.

I have set the proxy settings in firefox and system network settings, not sure what's going on, please help :)

dplg 01-29-2012 09:47 PM

P.S. Firefox version is 3.5, is that really old?

cwa107 01-29-2012 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by dplg (Post 1363169)
P.S. Firefox version is 3.5, is that really old?

Yeah, it is quite old, seeing as Firefox is up to version 9 now. Unfortunately, this is something I've experienced on my own corporate network, even on Windows.

I would update it first and see if there's any difference.

dplg 01-29-2012 10:59 PM

Yeah we're starting to see it on some windows machines as well. Thanks :)

vansmith 01-29-2012 11:10 PM

3.5 was released two and a half years ago which is an eternity in browser development. I understand that corporate environments have requirements that prevent them from upgrading so quickly so you might be happy to hear that Mozilla is going to have extended support releases for newer versions. More info here. In essence, they will support a browser for a year (54 weeks to be specific) which is the time equivalent to roughly eight releases with Mozilla's new release schedule.

dplg 01-30-2012 07:12 PM

Thanks vansmith, I've tried versions 7 & 9, still doing the same thing. Apparently it's a bluecoat proxy, not sure if that matters?

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