Problem with Firefox 3.5.2 and Facebook


After upgrading to Firefox 3.5.2, I’ve been having trouble with Facebook – certain pages would take ages to load (if load at all) The photos page was a particular problem. At first, I thought the problem could of been with Facebook – some of their AJAX user interface getting carried away or something, however I narrowed down the problem to Firefox by trying the site in IE. I did some Googling...

NTLM / Windows Authentication with Firefox


Firefox, my browser of choice, doesn’t support NTLM “out of the box” What that means is, if you visit a site on your domain (for example ) that you should have access to, you’re presented with a username and password box. Visit the same site in IE, and it lets you straight through, based on your credentials. What you need to do, is explicitly set the allowed URIs that Firefox is allowed to pass...

Windows Azure – Firefox & “Port Restricted for Security Reasons”


I’ve been starting to delve into the world of Windows Azure this week. After getting the Azure Samples loaded, I tried running one of them (just by hitting F5 in VS) and, as Firefox is my default browser, got a “Port Restricted For Security Reasons” error. Of course, it worked fine in IE Here is what to do – It turns out, that my application was trying to use port 87 on...