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Old 05-09-2021, 08:53 PM   #1
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Latest Firefox (88.0.1) has trouble with -current changelog...


I usually check the Slackware -current changelog with Firefox and the following link:

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s.../ChangeLog.txt

Latest version has trouble with this link despite setting Firefox as the default application for both ftp and txt files. The Firefox dialogue box asks again and again for me to set an application for ftp links and does not open the txt changelog.

Could very well be a misconfiguration on my part so I am curious to see if others have the same issue?
 
Old 05-09-2021, 09:00 PM   #2
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Mozilla dropped support for FTP in Firefox 88.0. The link works fine in my Slackware 14.2 Firefox (68.12 ESR).

Geoff.
 
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Old 05-09-2021, 09:07 PM   #3
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Mozilla dropped support for FTP in Firefox 88.0. The link works fine in my Slackware 14.2 Firefox (68.12 ESR).
Thanks Geoff for the info. I can see the changelog entry here for Firefox and the relevant section quoted below:

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FTP support has been disabled, and its full removal is planned for an upcoming release. Addressing this security risk reduces the likelihood of an attack while also removing support for a non-encrypted protocol.
Sigh, what a PITA. I appreciate their reasons though; now to find a way to view this file in some sort of browser. For the moment I have switched to the web version...
 
Old 05-09-2021, 09:41 PM   #4
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Having dug a little deeper it appears that ftp functionality has not actually been removed in Firefox 88.0 and later although I believe that this functionality will eventually be removed in Firefox 90.

On my own system, having weighed up the security concerns, toggling 'network.ftp.enabled' to 'true' in Firefox's 'about:config' restores the old behaviour:

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network.ftp.enabled                  true
Good choice on my system but may not be ideal on other's systems...

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Old 05-09-2021, 09:55 PM   #5
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You can read it here: https://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwa.../ChangeLog.txt
 
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Old 05-10-2021, 04:59 AM   #6
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Having dug a little deeper it appears that ftp functionality has not actually been removed in Firefox 88.0 and later although I believe that this functionality will eventually be removed in Firefox 90.
This functionality will be completely removed in v90

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1574475
 
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