caedes' Notes

2010-06-30

Bug-Hunting: Browsers fail to load research.microsoft.com

Filed under: Bug-Hunting — caedes @ 01:44
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This is a follow-up to debian bug #541658 for Iceweasel: “cannot open research.microsoft.com”.
It turned out that this bug applies to all (tested) browsers with cookie-support (Iceweasel, Opera, Chrome, Arora, Kazehakase), but only very few people are experiencing it. If you’re one of them please get in touch via the comments :-)
First I’ll tell how to reproduce the bug, then I’ll sum up the facts I already collected in that bugreport and then I’ll document my further attempts to narrow down the problem.

UPDATE: The reason for that strange behaviour was found and I filed a new bugreport: No. #587789
UPDATE 2: Debians Kernel maintainer considers this expected behavior and told me to file a bugreport upstream and I did: Netfilter bug #622.
UPDATE 3: I think Microsoft has fixed their server. Of course the Linux kernel should be fixed anyway but there doesn’t seem to be much interest in doing so :-/
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