Thunderbird/Firefox HTTPS Problem Was[Re: Firefox - Unexpected response from server]
glgxg at mfire.com
Wed Mar 7 02:44:08 UTC 2007
On 03/06/2007 10:55 AM, Albert Wagner wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 03/05/2007 11:10 AM, Albert Wagner wrote:
>>> Albert Wagner wrote:
>>>> FWIW, I selected re-install Firefox in Synaptic, waited for the
>>>> reinstallation, then shutdown any/all open copies of Firefox and
>>>> restarted Firefox. Firefox now works as it did before, properly handling
>>>> https sites.
>>> I spoke too soon. Firefox still fails on https. Sometimes shutting it
>>> down and starting it again allows it to accept https links from
>>> thunderbird. Best I can say now is that it's intermittent. And there
>>> WAS/IS something wrong with the updates of the last of February.
>> Not sure what you mean by accept https links from thunderbird,
> I mean when I click on an https link in an email in Thunderbird; e.g.
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users found at the
> bottom of each email from ubuntu-users. If Firefox is not running, then
> such a click causes Firefox to start, but it yields the error message
> "Unexpected response from server". If Firefox is already running after
> having been started by clicking its Applicatioin menu item or on the top
> panel, then clicking on that same link in an email in Thunderbird does
> not cause an error but rather opens the link. IOW, Firefox loads https
> site correctly or yields an error, depending on how it was started.
> This situation is one step up in functionality from what existed prior
> to reinstalling Firefox via Synaptic. Prior to reinstallation of
> Firefox, all attempts to load from an https server failed with the
> error; And that behavior started suddenly after the installation of
> Firefox upgrades in late February. Prior to those upgrades, Firefox
> performed flawlessly.
So it's really a Thunderbird to Firefox problem.
I checked on one of my test systems with the Ubuntu versions of
Thunderbird & Firefox (Dapper fully updated w/FF 22.214.171.124 & TB 126.96.36.199)
and can verify that this occurs as you've now described.
I've actually installed the referenced Personal Security Manager:
And that didn't make any difference. Even following a reboot.
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