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Old 11-03-2005, 05:53 AM   #1
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Firefox - HTTPS works, but HTTP doesn't, any ideas? (Newbie question)


I am new to Linux and I have installed RedHat Fedora 3 to a new hard-drive in my PC. I let it do a full, default, automatic installation. All seemed to go pretty well, with one exception:

My web browser (Firefox) will only allow me to access SSL pages, ie, sites prefixed by HTTPS. When I try to access any ordinary (http) sites I get no connection. My PC is on a home network with a router that connects to the internet bia ADSL. I assume all the hardware is OK because a) all is fine when I boot the same machine under Windows, and b) the other PC's on the network get a normal internet connection.

Any suggestions as to what could be wrong?


Old 11-03-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
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Re: Firefox - HTTPS works, but HTTP doesn't, any ideas? (Newbie question)

try browsing with Lynx.

go to command, type in lynx
Old 11-03-2005, 08:23 AM   #3
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Maybe it is a firewall.
Check with "iptables -L -n" if a firewall is running


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