Investigate how we could improve the error message when browsing LAN from usual Tor Browser
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 Feature #8061 with the same technique.
|Feature #8712: Check whether Tor Browser upstream has considered improving their errors message||Resolved||
|Feature #9466: Check how FoxyProxy injects content to the Firefox error pages||Resolved||
|Related to Tails - Feature #9473: Improve "Unable to connect" error message from Tor Browser when accessing server on the LAN||Confirmed||2015-05-26|
#3 Updated by anonym 2015-05-19 12:09:55
I think we shouldn’t “block”
Feature #7976 by having this as one of its subtasks — Feature #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.