Firefox phishing filter
Posted Apr 22, 2007 8:39 UTC (Sun) by hingo
In reply to: Firefox phishing filter
Parent article: OpenSUSE to drop ZENworks
This is actually a common problem with many Linux/Open Source apps: They have forgotten about the concept of dialup links. (And increasingly on Windows, the MS security update itself likes to download stuff over gprs unless it is switched to manual.) There are things that should work like this when on a network with enough bandwidth, but that should know to yield when on a dialup or slow or costly link.
Is there even a good way on Linux to check whether you are on dialup on Linux? As I understand it, in the above example Firefox just opens network sockets and the ISDN dialup software runs to serve the request and open a network connection. There should be a way to say: "I'd like to connect to google servers the next time network is up (for some other reason)."
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