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Re: Is F9 Security an oxymoron?



On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 07:45:46PM -0800, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> 
> Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> writes:
> > I ask this because I am having new and persistant problems with both
> > Firefox and Konqueror running on 32-bit F9. The problems suggest DOS
> > exploits, and I wonder just how these exploits are being implemented
> > against the two browsers.
> 
> Try a "tcpdump -w" of all your traffic for a few days.  Poke around
> the file with wireshark.  Any DOS attacks should stand out like a sore
> thumb.
> 
> Since you mention browsers, have you ruled out that your ISP isn't
> screwing you by forcing a proxy on all tcp/80 traffic?  It wouldn't be
> the first time an ISP tried to increase their network efficiency by
> forcefully inserting some ill-behaved and overloaded proxy into their
> customer's data streams.

Would such a proxy cause Firefox and Konqueror to differ in their
ability to retrieve URLs? Most of the URLs that Konqueror doesn't
display are displayed immediately and with no problem when I start
firefox from with konqueror.


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