Firefox: Server Not Found problem

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by pettyfog, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. pettyfog

    pettyfog Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Anyone having probs with this?

    If the 'Server not found' comes up immediately on clicking a link, it obviously didnt even try.
    Esp if you refresh and it comes up correctly.

    That seems to have happened to others in versions like 3.5.3 but it just started happening a lot when I installed 3.5.7
    If you are having that problem, here's a possible fix just using cut, paste and click. I did the hard work for you.


    Open a new tab

    paste in the new tab's url box, hit enter
    take a deep breath, and click 'I'll be careful.. I promise'

    then copy
    RIGHT CLICK in the window and select New then select boolean
    paste in the box, you should see what you just copied above. click ok
    choose true
    click ok

    You have just disabled dns prefetch. This is sorta like 'autocomplete' works when you type into a search box.

    FF looks for links in a page and goes to domain name server to get the address. I gather that sometimes it gets lost on the way back.

    Or something

    Source for Fix

    Added: I posted this fix after just a few tries, which were primarily to make sure nothing broke. Since then I've had no 'server not founds'.
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