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Browser.safebrowsing.provider.*.lookupURL

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Background

Firefox 2.0 incorporates the Google Safe Browsing extension in its own Phishing Protection feature to detect and warn users of phishy web sites.

This preference determines the URL to which sites will be submitted to determine whether they are legitimate if this Safe Browsing service is selected in browser.safebrowsing.dataProvider.

This is an enumerated preference: all preferences whose names start with browser.safebrowsing.provider. are read to generate the list of Safe Browsing providers. The * in the preference name is a non-negative integer, and matches the number in the other preferences needed to describe a provider. It also determines the order in which the providers appear in the options dialog.

Possible values and their effects

The URL to which visited sites will be submitted.

By default, the following preference and value exists:

browser.safebrowsing.provider.0.lookupURL
http://sb.google.com/safebrowsing/lookup?sourceid=firefox-antiphish&features=TrustRank&client={moz:client}&appver={moz:version}&

In trunk builds:

browser.safebrowsing.provider.0.lookupURL
http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/lookup?sourceid=firefox-antiphish&features=TrustRank&client={moz:client}&appver={moz:version}&

(The string {moz:client} is replaced by 'navclient-auto-ffox' plus the version number for official builds. The string {moz:version} is replaced by the browser’s version of Gecko.)

Caveats

First checked in

2006-05-12 by Brett Wilson

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Firefox (nightly builds since 2006-05-12; 2.0a3 and above)

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