FIREFOX LOOPBACK CONNECTION ISSUE

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by mimayin, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. mimayin

    mimayin Guest

    I noticed this in my listening connections the other day:

    TCP 127.0.0.1:3972 127.0.0.1:3973 ESTABLISHED
    TCP 127.0.0.1:3973 127.0.0.1:3972 ESTABLISHED

    Wondering what was creating this strange looped-back connection, I fired up
    Active Ports and found that Firefox was the culprit.

    Does anyone have any idea why firefox needs to do this? It seems rather odd
    to me. Screenshot of Active Ports here http://mesc.ath.cx/firefox.jpg

    mimayin
    mimayin, Mar 6, 2004
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  2. mimayin

    Soz Guest

    In article <c2cunu$s7o$>,
    says...
    > I noticed this in my listening connections the other day:
    >
    > TCP 127.0.0.1:3972 127.0.0.1:3973 ESTABLISHED
    > TCP 127.0.0.1:3973 127.0.0.1:3972 ESTABLISHED
    >
    > Wondering what was creating this strange looped-back connection, I fired up
    > Active Ports and found that Firefox was the culprit.
    >
    > Does anyone have any idea why firefox needs to do this? It seems rather odd
    > to me. Screenshot of Active Ports here http://mesc.ath.cx/firefox.jpg
    >
    > mimayin
    >
    >
    >

    I get the same thing but different ports 3541 and 3542 for example, Only
    when Firefox is running. The ports change everytime you open/close FF.
    Soz, Mar 6, 2004
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  3. mimayin

    Ed Mullen Guest

    Soz wrote:
    > In article <c2cunu$s7o$>,
    > says...
    >
    >>I noticed this in my listening connections the other day:
    >>
    >> TCP 127.0.0.1:3972 127.0.0.1:3973 ESTABLISHED
    >> TCP 127.0.0.1:3973 127.0.0.1:3972 ESTABLISHED
    >>
    >>Wondering what was creating this strange looped-back connection, I fired up
    >>Active Ports and found that Firefox was the culprit.
    >>
    >>Does anyone have any idea why firefox needs to do this? It seems rather odd
    >>to me. Screenshot of Active Ports here http://mesc.ath.cx/firefox.jpg
    >>
    >>mimayin
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I get the same thing but different ports 3541 and 3542 for example, Only
    > when Firefox is running. The ports change everytime you open/close FF.


    It's the security component of Mozilla used by the password manager.
    People will sometimes get upset when their firewall tosses an alert that
    Mozilla/FF is accessing the local network. It's totally harmless.

    --
    Ed Mullen
    http://edmullen.net
    How much deeper would oceans be if sponges didn't live there?
    Ed Mullen, Mar 6, 2004
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  4. mimayin

    Soz Guest

    In article <>, says...
    > Soz wrote:
    > > In article <c2cunu$s7o$>,
    > > says...
    > >
    > >>I noticed this in my listening connections the other day:
    > >>
    > >> TCP 127.0.0.1:3972 127.0.0.1:3973 ESTABLISHED
    > >> TCP 127.0.0.1:3973 127.0.0.1:3972 ESTABLISHED
    > >>
    > >>Wondering what was creating this strange looped-back connection, I fired up
    > >>Active Ports and found that Firefox was the culprit.
    > >>
    > >>Does anyone have any idea why firefox needs to do this? It seems rather odd
    > >>to me. Screenshot of Active Ports here http://mesc.ath.cx/firefox.jpg
    > >>
    > >>mimayin
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > I get the same thing but different ports 3541 and 3542 for example, Only
    > > when Firefox is running. The ports change everytime you open/close FF.

    >
    > It's the security component of Mozilla used by the password manager.
    > People will sometimes get upset when their firewall tosses an alert that
    > Mozilla/FF is accessing the local network. It's totally harmless.
    >
    >

    Thanks for clearing that up ED. Much appreciated.
    Soz, Mar 6, 2004
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  5. mimayin

    mimayin Guest

    Strange, I have that feature turned off, why would it still need to create
    this connection?

    Mark


    "Ed Mullen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Soz wrote:
    > > In article <c2cunu$s7o$>,
    > > says...
    > >
    > >>I noticed this in my listening connections the other day:
    > >>
    > >> TCP 127.0.0.1:3972 127.0.0.1:3973 ESTABLISHED
    > >> TCP 127.0.0.1:3973 127.0.0.1:3972 ESTABLISHED
    > >>
    > >>Wondering what was creating this strange looped-back connection, I fired

    up
    > >>Active Ports and found that Firefox was the culprit.
    > >>
    > >>Does anyone have any idea why firefox needs to do this? It seems rather

    odd
    > >>to me. Screenshot of Active Ports here http://mesc.ath.cx/firefox.jpg
    > >>
    > >>mimayin
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > > I get the same thing but different ports 3541 and 3542 for example, Only
    > > when Firefox is running. The ports change everytime you open/close FF.

    >
    > It's the security component of Mozilla used by the password manager.
    > People will sometimes get upset when their firewall tosses an alert that
    > Mozilla/FF is accessing the local network. It's totally harmless.
    >
    > --
    > Ed Mullen
    > http://edmullen.net
    > How much deeper would oceans be if sponges didn't live there?
    mimayin, Mar 6, 2004
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