Works since many years. And still does, despite bigger changes at the underlying browser system. And despite having a highly restricted system, which for example lets IPvFoo throw in the towel. IPvFox instead still works like a charm.
This is a good app but I prefer SixOrNot, for a couple of reasons. Contrary to the description of this add-on, SixOrNot uses both the actual connections and DNS info to provide the most comprehensive information available. You can verify this in the SixOrNot panel that unlike the IPvFox Panel shows the number of connections to each domain and address. It also shows addresses you're not connected to, i.e. the IPv6 if your ISP, like Bright House Networks, has been too slow to adopt it since its release in 1998.
Two things that I like better in SixOrNot are the icons that I find are more visible and easy to read on large displays or if you don't have perfect vision. The other is that the icon can optionally be moved out of the address bar to another location.
As I said earlier, this is a good app, but I feel SixOrNot is a better choice for those wanting the more information it provides, easier to read icons, and/or customization options.
It basically comes down to a) if old versions break, I won't notice (since I won't test against them) and I just won't care enough about them to fix the breakage anyway, b) I want to use new JS language and Firefox features.
I suppose both of these roughly boil down to laziness. Sorry.
For what it's worth, I think current versions (certainly up to 0.8.4) will actually work on Fx10 if you turn off version checking. The next version will need Fx24 though, and I may be forced to bump it even higher for e10s support in the future (but anything higher than 28 means Australis, which I don't really want to force people to use...)
This add-on lacks only one thing; a log file of the content of the drop-down tab which is presently the only way IPvFox reveals the URLs and IP addresses which the add-on collects.
Admittedly, these URLs and IP addresses can be highlighted and copied to the Clipboard with Ctrl-C [No right-click context menu copying with my copy of Firefox 11]; however, this is avoidably tedious and the copied text then needs formatting to separate the data into two field records for sorting and de-duping.
If IPvFox pasted the URLs and IP addresses into a log file along with the URL showing in the address bar, that would be a great help if someone wanted to be picky about which third party remote hosts were to piggy-back on calls to intended websites.
To be honest, I don't feel very enthusiastic about implementing logging to a file, because it's not a feature I'd ever use myself (and as with everything, I suspect it wouldn't be quite as trivial as it sounds).
Copying from the panel is definitely pretty broken though. A context menu would make that much nicer, and a "copy all" entry (that formatted things properly) ought to be helpful for you too.
The description says: "Unlike related extensions ShowIP and SixOrNot, this shows the actual remote addresses for each connection, rather than a DNS lookup on the page's domain name."
But unfortunately, ShowIP is accurate in that it shows the IP address of the website you are visiting. While IPvFox on the other hand shows the IP address of the Proxy server you are using _not_ the website.
I'm filing it as a bug report as well, see below:
------------------------------------------------------------------ Proxy Server Getting Detected Instead
What steps will reproduce the problem? 1. Install a local proxy 2. Setup your browser to use your proxy 3. Refresh/Visit a website
What is the expected output? What do you see instead? The extension should be showing the IP addresses of the site. But instead, it is showing the local proxy's IP address.
What version of the product are you using? On what operating system? 0.8.0
Please provide any additional information below. none
Other than that, the addon is great if you don't use a proxy of your own. Until it's updated, I'm giving the addon 3/5 stars. Once the new version is up, then that's a full 5/5 stars. (And I hope something can be done.)
Keep it up, you're almost there.
PS. IPvFoo is also suffering from the same problem, I already filed it as a bug over there.
This is a very useful addon, but it doesn't provide an option to move the number icon to any other place than in the location bar. Add that feature and I will give it five stars. *Edit* the author added the ability to move the number icon anywhere. Thanks:)