Just days after the release of Firefox 96.0 comes the Firefox 96.0.1 bug fix update; the new version fixes a connection issue that affected Firefox users this week.
Firefox users began reporting connection problems shortly after the official release of Firefox 96.0. No connections were established and affected users were unable to use the web browser to access the sites.
A fix was found and published, and Mozilla launched its own investigation of the problem. Engineers discovered the issue and made changes to the backend to temporarily fix it for all affected users.
Mozilla published a statement on Twitter revealing that a configuration change from a cloud provider was causing the problem in the browser.
Earlier today, Firefox stopped responding due to a change in defaults by a cloud provider that triggered a Firefox HTTP/3 error. We disabled setting change and confirmed that this fixed the issue.
The release of Firefox 96.0.1 fixes the problem in Firefox. Firefox users can select Menu > Help > About Firefox to display the installed version and check for updates. Firefox should detect the new version and update the browser automatically.
The official release notes lists two fixes in the release:
- Improvements to make content-length header parsing more robust (bug 1749957)
- Addresses proxy rule exceptions not working on Windows systems when “Use system proxy settings” is set (error 1749501)
The first addresses the Firefox connection issue. Firefox users who have applied the workaround on their systems should undo it by setting the network.http.http.http3.enabled preference to TRUE again in about:config.
The second bug fixes a problem in Firefox’s proxy handling behavior. Firefox 96.0 did not use all the proxy exceptions defined in Windows according to the bug report, but only the first one. The previous version, Firefox 95.0.2, worked with all exceptions.
Now you: do you use firefox? What is your opinion about the problem and the solutions?