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browser – How to connect a website has only IPv6 address without domain name? – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/06/22

For my link archive: [WayBack] browser – How to connect a website has only IPv6 address without domain name? – Super User (thanks haimg):

According to RFC2732, literal IPv6 addresses should be put inside square brackets in URLs, e.g. like this:

http://[1080:0:0:0:8:800:200C:417A]/index.html

If you also need to specify a port other then 80 to access the server it has to be placed after the closing bracket:

http://[1080:0:0:0:8:800:200C:417A]:8888/index.html

Of course, you have to have end-to-end IPv6 connectivity to that host. E.g. if the server is not inside your own local network, you need to have IPv6 connectivity, either via your ISP (rare), or via some kind of IPv6 in IPv4 encapsulation (tunnel).

Related: [WayBack] RFC 2732 – Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL’s

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Firefox 29 and up: “The connection has timed out”

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/24

A few years ago, Firefox changed the default “network.http.response.timeout” value from zero to 300 seconds (5 minutes).

Display style systems that show refreshing web pages, this can be a problem as when the connection to the web-server is unavailable for more than 5 minutes, then the page will show “The connection has timed out” and stop refreshing.

The solution – apart from fixing each and every connection problem – is to either restore the value or make it very long:

  • network.http.response.timeout=0
  • network.http.response.timeout=30000

Changing this works similarly like in A way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff:

  • Open Firefox
  • Type about:config in the addressbar
  • Confirm the
    This might void your warranty!
    by clicking
    I accept the risk!
  • Search for network.http.response.timeout
  • Double click it so the value changes from the default value 0 to the user set value 0

–jeroen

Via:

Posted in Development, Firefox, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/15

Just when I thought I made a note of a password I hardly ever use, I didn’t, luckily this open source tools understands how to recover many kinds of passwords: AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project.

–jeroen

Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Chrome, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Firefox, git, Internet Explorer, Office, Opera, Outlook, Power User, Python, Scripting, Skype, Software Development, Source Code Management, Web Browsers, WiFi, Windows | Leave a Comment »

A way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/04

A while ago, I asked about [WayBack] “Is there a way to skip the Firefox “Well, this is embarrassing” during a sudden reboot and just continue with the loading of the default pages? – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Later I found the workaround at both and [WayBackWell this is embarrassing message | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support with more elaboration at [WayBackDon’t give Chance for Firefox to Show ‘Well, this is embarrassing” message next time again | Techdows:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Type about:config in the addressbar
  3. Confirm the
    This might void your warranty!
    by clicking
    I accept the risk!
  4. Search for browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash
  5. Double click it so the value changes from the default value true to the user set value false

Now after a sudden reboot of the machine, a start of Firefox just loads the default page.

–jeroen

Posted in Firefox, Power User, Web Browsers | Leave a Comment »

Privacy badger: blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. Not just for Facebook, but for every site.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/29

[WayBackPrivacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation: Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

Chrome first run settings are at

chrome-extension://pkehgijcmpdhfbdbbnkijodmdjhbjlgp/skin/firstRun.html

Via: [WayBack] Arjen Lentz on Twitter: “EFF’s Privacy Badger does this for any site. Also available for Chrome/Chromium.… “

There is a really interesting Y-combinator thread at [WayBack] Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked | Hacker News which goes way deeper in how various browsers and extension combinations can help you getting more hold of your privacy.

A few links via that hacker news link:

–jeroen

Posted in Chrome, Firefox, Google, Power User, Privacy | Leave a Comment »

 
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