Mozilla 1.4 Beta Released

Thursday May 8th, 2003

Mozilla 1.4 Beta was released yesterday. This release allows you to separately specify whether a blank page, your home page or the last page you visited loads when you initially start Navigator, open a new window or open a new tab. It's also now possible to specify the default font, size and colour of text when composing HTML mail and Mail & Newsgroups now has support for CRAM-MD5 authentication. Image blocking and disabling is now more flexible, allowing you to optionally view images that have not been loaded, and the 'Launch File' button in the download dialogue or Download Manager now works after downloading an executable. Proxy auto-config failover has also been implemented and Mozilla can now be built using GCC on Windows. Read the Mozilla 1.4 Beta Release Notes for more information and download the new version from the Releases page or the mozilla1.4b directory on's FTP site.

#31 Problem using 1.4b & 1.3.1 with Mcafee Firewall

by nickb

Thursday May 15th, 2003 1:49 AM

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I'm having the following problem with both 1.4b and 1.3.1. 1.3 doesn't have this problem.

Everytime I start Mozilla my McAfee Firewall (3.02) it says the application has changed since it was last run and asks me if I want it to access the internet. When I tell it to fully allow access it then says Mozilla is trying to use 'outbound TCP port xxxx' and I have to allow that as well. If I then close Mozilla and start it again it goes through the same process.

One thing I have noticed is that the port number Mozilla is using keeps changing (1034, 1134, 1140, 1161 & 1165 to name just a few).

I noticed it when I installed 1.4b, I then decided to try 1.3.1 and that behaved the same. I went back to 1.3 which doesn't have the problem.

Has anyone else come across this problem?

Thanks Nick