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cant connect to sabnzbd via firefox in win7 - IE8 works ok

Postby victormuscles » July 1st, 2010, 5:47 am

Hi there.

I have just upgraded my PC to win 7 (new install) and firefox 3.6 will not connect to the sabnzbd localhost.  Using the same URL in IE8 allows for a connection.  Is there a plugin or option that SABNZBD requires for firefox - i used it successfully in XP/Firefox.

My other computer upgraded ok but it is 250 kms away.

Appreciate any thoughts.
Phill.

BTW - Sabnzbd Ver 0.5.3. Firefox 3.6.6
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Re: cant connect to sabnzbd via firefox in win7 - IE8 works ok

Postby shypike » July 1st, 2010, 6:20 am

Very likely an IPV6 versus IPv4 problem. Browsers sometimes get confused about what "localhost" means.
Try to use one of these addresses in Firefox:

http://127.0.0.1:8080/sabnzbd
http://[::1]:8080/sabnzbd

This is assuming you actually use port 8080.
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Re: cant connect to sabnzbd via firefox in win7 - IE8 works ok

Postby victormuscles » July 1st, 2010, 6:54 am

thanx for that - the 2nd option works in firefox - http://[::1]:8080/sabnzbd.

i am not used to IPv6 as yet... however, it doesnt explain why two PCs - both running Win 7 and Firefox give different results  - unless the "successful" pc being a lot older may have different IP technologies used.

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Re: cant connect to sabnzbd via firefox in win7 - IE8 works ok

Postby georgegriffin » July 1st, 2010, 7:46 am

try re installing latest firefox as i am using firefox as well as windows 7.
and it is running properly.
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Re: cant connect to sabnzbd via firefox in win7 - IE8 works ok

Postby shypike » July 1st, 2010, 5:58 pm

localhost and ipv4 vs. ipv6 is a mess on many systems in combination with some browsers.
On most systems localhost is ambiguous and each browser makes its own choice.
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