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Re: Ray Cromwell: Another Netscape Bug (and possible security
From: hbo () OCTEL COM (Howard B Owen)
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 18:52:59 -0700

On Fri, 22 Sep 1995, Howard B Owen wrote:
[reference to long host name in url causing core dump]

  I cannot reproduce this bug on the following platforms:
Jim Wright:
look at http://keck.ucsf.edu/~jwright/ and click on the BOMB icon.
i've toasted netscape 1.2n, lynx 2.3.7, mosaic 2.7b1, arena 0.97h.
however, weblint 1.011 has no problem with it.

   I posted back to the list last Sunday that I had been able to
reproduce the bug on every platform I tried after I turned off proxy
forwarding of http. Makes sense when you think about it.

:Matthew James Sheppard wrote in private email:
::Make sure your proxy is turned off, else the error is handled correctly.
:Right you are. I can now reproduce the bug on all three platforms.
:Mosaic 2.4 on SunOS 4.1.4 does not manifest the bug as far as I've
:been able to determine. Neither does Microsoft Internet Explorer on
:Windows 95.
:My stomach hurts. 8(

  My stomach feels a little better now. Netscape's latest releases fix
the problem on each of the above platforms. At least the original long
domain URL no longer crashes the browser.

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