Fix non-stop repeated proxy authentication dialog box in FireFox.

If repeated proxy authentication in Firefox bugging you so much, here is the trick to fix it. I tried and it is working fine.

  1. In FF Location bar, type about:config, and press Enter.
    “This might void your warranty!” warning page may appear. Click I’ll be careful, I promise!, to continue to the about:config page.
  2. In the about:config page, search for the preference “network.negotiate-auth.allow-proxies”.
  3. Double-click on it and will see the value will change to false.
  4. Restart FF and get rid of Proxy Authentication pop up.

Gosh! redirects to

Today my colleague pointed out that and redirects to Man… they have taken over SUN and its complete brand name and domain too! Not feeling good about this. It feels like Oracle is suggesting who is the boss. This transition seems to have taken place n 28th Jan 2010. Though Oracle has promised that SUN’s open source projects will continue as-is, but I doubt if we will ever see anything new in open source world under SUN banner ever. BTW if you went to to get a copy of Java, better head to