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Easily protect Firefox on SLED on multiple machines against POODLE attack



By: mikewillis

October 29, 2014 10:15 am

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As has been much publicised recently, (including Understanding POODLE), an unfixable vulnerability has been found in SSLv3 and it is recommended that support for it be disabled. Mozilla have said that SSLv3 will be disabled by default in Firefox 34, but SLED, very sensibly for an Enterprise distro, uses the Extended Support Releases of Firefox …

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Setting and locking Firefox preferences in SLED



By: mikewillis

January 16, 2014 12:40 pm

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Setting and locking preferences in Firefox is something that Mozilla provides documentation for but unfortunately the methods described don’t work for Firefox as it is packaged by SUSE for SLED. Here’s my guide to how I handle the setting of default preferences and the locking of Firefox preferences in SLED.

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Relocating non-persistent parts of Firefox profile.



By: mikewillis

December 13, 2011 10:15 am

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About a year ago I wrote up a Cool Solution for moving Firefox’s urlclassifer3.sqlite file out of a user’s home directory. This Cool Solution describes a better method of doing this which also redirects the Cache and other parts of the profile that don’t need to be persistent.

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Relocating Firefox’s urlclassifier3.sqlite file



By: mikewillis

November 16, 2010 5:35 pm

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Firefox’s urlclassifier3.sqlite can grow quite large which can be problematic where users have quotas applied to their home directories. Unfortunately Firefox provides no method to relocate the file, but it is possible to relocate on Linux using a wrapper script.

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