Network.proxy.socks remote dns

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This preference controls whether DNS lookups for SOCKS v5 clients happen on the client or on the proxy server.

Possible values and their effects


Have the proxy server perform DNS lookups.


Perform DNS lookups on the client.


Mozilla Suite


First checked in

2005-02-01 by Darin Fisher

Has an effect in

  • Mozilla Suite (all versions since 1.8b1)
  • Firefox (all versions since 1.1a1 (Deer Park Alpha 1))
  • SeaMonkey (all versions)

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