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    Question Firefox can't reconnect after network change

    on a fresh Leap 15 (fully updated), Firefox (60.3.0) sometimes can't reconnect to the internet after change of network (home-wifi -> put to sleep via closing the lip, then waking up and thetering on a train). My hardware: Purism Librem 13 v3. Chromium and pinging works flawlessly. Firefox has to be closed and restarted. Anyone else experiencing this? I couldn't find a similar post via a quick search on the forum.

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    Default Re: Firefox can't reconnect after network change

    Quote Originally Posted by simonherrmann View Post
    on a fresh Leap 15 (fully updated), Firefox (60.3.0) sometimes can't reconnect to the internet after change of network (home-wifi -> put to sleep via closing the lip, then waking up and thetering on a train). My hardware: Purism Librem 13 v3. Chromium and pinging works flawlessly. Firefox has to be closed and restarted. Anyone else experiencing this? I couldn't find a similar post via a quick search on the forum.

    Best wishes
    Well, that's some weird German-speaking dialect .
    And yes, I experience that, Chrome shows the same behaviour. My educated guess is that cookies for the existing connection are no longer valid. I don't see this phenomenon on all websites, but do so f.e. on these forums. I've seen this as a security feature, since changing a network/dns during a browser session could be exploited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Well, that's some weird German-speaking dialect .
    And yes, I experience that, Chrome shows the same behaviour. My educated guess is that cookies for the existing connection are no longer valid. I don't see this phenomenon on all websites, but do so f.e. on these forums. I've seen this as a security feature, since changing a network/dns during a browser session could be exploited.
    I am mildly embarrassed about my writing coming across with a dialect
    F5 and Ctrl*F5 didn't help (in Firefox). I am suprised that this is a security-feature, because Chromium seems more permissive than Firefox or (as you mentioned) Chrome? I have never experienced similar behaviour on Mac OS X...

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    Default Re: Firefox can't reconnect after network change

    Quote Originally Posted by simonherrmann View Post
    I am mildly embarrassed about my writing coming across with a dialect
    F5 and Ctrl*F5 didn't help (in Firefox). I am suprised that this is a security-feature, because Chromium seems more permissive than Firefox or (as you mentioned) Chrome? I have never experienced similar behaviour on Mac OS X...
    Bis' ooch nich' oof Mac OS X, oder? .
    Must say, I don't see it on all webpages. Can't even say I see this only on sites I logon to. FWIW see Chromium do this too, and cannot ( time ) compare it's caches, settings etc. , so cannot tell you if the impact is the same.
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