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RagManX
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pFF failing name lookups?

I have been trying to use pFF on a system at work, but have run in to a problem that has me stumped. I have FF installed previously, but had to remove it because applications may not be installed on work computers. I got my boss to OK my using FF, provided I could do it without installing it. Naturally, I already knew about pFF when I approached him about this, so I just popped my USB key into the system and started up pFF. When it loads, I can not connect to any sites, because name lookups always fail. I'm not at the system now to give the exact error, but I will post that when I get to work tonight. I do remember it being something along the lines of "bleh.meh.domain.xxx could not be found" for any site I try to access. The application works fine at home, and as noted above, FF when installed worked fine. Just pFF is having a problem. It doesn't matter if I run from a local directory or my USB key.

I haven't tried doing an nslookup from a command prompt and surfing via web address to see if that works, so I suppose that's the next step. Other than that, can anyone give any recommendations on how to get this working?

Thanks.

RagManX

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Proxy

Most likely, you need to configure your proxy to work at the office. Check IE's settings (Tools - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings) and make those same entries in Portable FF.

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Thank you. I forgot to

Thank you. I forgot to mention - our site doesn't use a proxy. We have firewall rules to block certain sites for http traffic and many application ports (FTP and IRC, for example), but otherwise, nothing stands in the way.

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Poor dumb me. The site

Poor dumb me. The site implemented a proxy last month. No wonder it worked with FF installed in December, but not with pFF now. I have since updated my proxy. Sorry to post incorrect info. Thanks for the help.

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