FX 3.01/Tools/When I open add-ons---immediate DNS attempt to Mozilla-????

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by jrx10, Jul 21, 2008.

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  1. jrx10

    jrx10 Registered Member

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    When I open tools, add-ons, I immediately get an attempted DNS connection to "services.addons.mozilla.org". I don't understand why this is necessary for the FX browser to attempt a connection to Mozilla whenever I open the "add-ons" section. The few add-ons that I run are all security-related and FX 3.0 approved. All automatic updates are unchecked. It seems that FX 3 isn't as quiet as the previous versions in respect to "phoning-home", for some reason, as, several times, I've noticed attempted FX unsolicited DNS traffic as well as attempted 443 traffic, all to mozilla.org. Any suggestions to what to modify in about:config to shut down FX from automatically phoning home (or anyplace else----Google, etc, for that matter). thx
     
  2. faterider

    faterider Registered Member

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    Because in the new version of FF the tab "get add-ons" of Add-ons dialog is actually a browser.
    I'm not sure is it possible stop this feature.
     
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