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Feature #8711

Investigate how we could improve the error message when browsing LAN from usual Tor Browser

Added by sajolida almost 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
01/16/2015
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
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Starter:
Affected tool:
Browser

Description

Once we restricted LAN from being accesses using Tor Browser it might be interesting to display the user a better error message than "Unable to connect".

Note that this is the current situation with Tor Browser and we could work with them on improving this.

Maybe that could be done through an extension.

If we come up with a nice way of overwriting the errors messages of Firefox, we might as well solve #8061 with the same technique.


Subtasks

Feature #8712: Check whether Tor Browser upstream has considered improving their errors messageResolved

Feature #9466: Check how FoxyProxy injects content to the Firefox error pagesResolved


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #9473: Improve "Unable to connect" error message from Tor Browser when accessing server on the LAN Confirmed 05/26/2015

History

#1 Updated by sajolida almost 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by sajolida almost 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from Investigate how we could improve the error message when browing LAN from usual Tor Browser to Investigate how we could improve the error message when browsing LAN from usual Tor Browser

#3 Updated by anonym over 4 years ago

I think we shouldn't "block" #7976 by having this as one of its subtasks -- #7976 is an important security fix. While the lack of a proper explanation is a UX regression, I don't think it's that bad, and it's still exactly how it'd work in the Tor Browser outside of Tails.

So I propose we unparent this ticket, and optimistically try to get someone to do it for 1.4.1 or 1.5, which increasing levels of "try" depending on how much trouble it causes our front desk team.

#4 Updated by anonym over 4 years ago

  • Related to Feature #9473: Improve "Unable to connect" error message from Tor Browser when accessing server on the LAN added

#5 Updated by anonym over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Resolved
  • Parent task deleted (#7976)

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