dear developer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

will this addon be updated anymore? i love csfire, been using it a long time but there are still some things ive been hoping would be added or fixed.

1. some domains are unable to be added as rules, maybe just one character domains, such as 't.co' the last few times i tried it. the 'ok' button wouldnt add it until the domain was longer

2. sometimes csfire blocks things and doesnt show them in the log so they are unable to be whitelisted. i think this usually happens when clicking links in external applications, a tab will be opened in firefox with the url in the bar but it will be blank, and pressing enter on it does nothing until csfire is temporarily disabled by me and then re-enabled after loading the url.

3. sometimes, but rarely, whitelisted things still get blocked, and this results in me adding more entries for them. even if they cant be fixed, the rules list should at least disallow adding of duplicate entries, my list is quite long and hard to spot duplicates now.

4. allow sorting of the rules list by the different columns so its easier to manage. also it looks like the database is stored in an sqlite file. im not sure how easy it would be to modify the IDs for each rule everytime one is deleted so that the IDs can actually reflect their current index in the database? like currently my first rule is ID 32 and my last is 231, even tho i dont have 231 entries. its not a big deal but would probably make it easier to read/manage, especially if column sorting is added.

5. the current icon works fine for me, but maybe if clicking it toggled it instead and right clicking brought up the menu it would make operations faster, such as when it needs to be temporarily disabled.

great addon anyway :)

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Ik had de add-on geïnstaleerd, aangezien ik overtuigd was van het nut ervan, maar door de sterke protectie van data, wordt de kotnet-login extensie geblokeerd, dus heb hem helaas moeten verwijderen, aangezien ik niet vond hoe ik de uitzondering juist kon ingeven. (na herhaaldelijke pogingen zonder succes).

Doesn't work but break things Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I just spent two days searching for the reason why I couldn't login anymore, had troubles posting on various sites etcetera.


So I tried everything I could imagine. Since I uninstalled CsFire about half an hour ago all problems are gone.

So CsFire will be one of the add-ons I won't use again.

Do you have more information?

Sorry you experienced that many problems using CsFire, which seems a bit unexpected.

Would you mind sending me some examples of things that failed, so I can examine them and improve the policies to avoid such troubles in the future? Also, what version of Firefox and CsFire do you use?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for hard work and making the process non intrusive.
The only and the biggest complain is that the icon recreates/moves itself in the add-on bar every time browser restarts. Annoying when you have it hidden. One has to go into customize & move the icon every darn time .. errrr [not to mention the icon is HUGE and scales the add-on bar accordingly]. FIX IT pls.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

HTTP strip did not work Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm testing the test cases in http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/software/CsFire/csfiretests.php

But, when running "Server Policy: GET, selective cookie stripping" test case the result is:
"HTTP Authentication headers: test - test"
which mean it did not strip HTTP header.

FYI, I'm using firefox 10 and aurora 11 + CsFire 1.0.4

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good concept, I was looking for an addon to do exactly this.
But I have some questions left: Is the default setting allow or deny? What if there are multiple matching rules? And how can I disable remote policies?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4). 

User Manual

Thanks for using CsFire. You can find more information on <a href="http://distrinet.cs.kuleuven.be/software/CsFire/config.php">our website</a>, including configuration settings and the underlying policies. If you have anymore questions, you can always mail me (philippe.deryck@cs.kuleuven.be)

Philippe De Ryck

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

good security concept, however if CsFire cant know all legitimate site where this occurs, then why not add a on-demand allow/disallow button.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.4). 

User Involvement

Hi, involving the user in taking security decisions does not seem to be very user-friendly. First of all, there are a lot of cross-domain requests (around 30% in total), and bothering the user for all of them is not usable. Second, bothering the user a lot will lead to either blindly allowing behavior or disabling of CsFire.

The menu of the addon bar (by clicking the CsFire icon) offers the option to easily add the last blocked requests, which is an "easy allow button"

Philippe De Ryck

Has its drawbacks Rated 3 out of 5 stars

A few days after installing this extension, I ordered some items from Newegg. When I went to pay for the items, I kept getting an error message telling me that they could not complete my request for payment. I ended up submitting the order another three or four times before I figured out that the initial order had gone through by checking my Newegg account page. I finally realized that CSFire was blocking a browser request that would have informed me that the initial order had gone through. Needless to say, I uninstalled CSFire so that I would have no further problems in this regard and have not had similar problems on subsequent orders.

Yes, you can configure CSFire to allow those requests that you want, but the problem is that you don't know in advance when and where this kind of thing will occur, and without knowing that, you can't configure it to allow them

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9). 

Work in Progress

Hi,

I can confirm that in rare cases CsFire can be overprotective. We are currently working on a solution for this issue. I'd appreciate it if you could contact me by mail, so I can ask your feedback on solving these issues.

Kind regards

Philippe De Ryck

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

très bon accueil du développeur suite à un petit problème - réponse rapide et très claire - conseil pertinent pour dépannage - parfait.
merci !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

très bon accueil du développeur suite à un petit problème - réponse rapide et très claire - conseil pertinent pour dépannage - parfait.
merci !

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on is great to improve your privacy on the Internet and to better control cross-domain requests. It also stops facebook to automatically log me into sites i visit without my consent. It would be great to have some more documentation for laymen like me to fine-tune the local policies and how requests are handled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Will this block 3rd party cookies? I control my cookies with CS Lite, but I don't want google, for example, reading my cookies when i'm on example.com, if they have a tracking bit there, etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.1). 

Short answer

The short answer is yes, CsFire will strip cookies from a request from example.com to google.com. Of course, this situation can be manipulated using the user-specifiable policies available in CsFire.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Uzunca bir süredir kullandığım gayet başarılı bulduğum güzel bir eklenti.
Özeliklede Çerez denetimini çok beğendim.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Uzunca bir süredir kullandığım gayet başarılı bulduğum güzel bir eklenti.
Özeliklede Çerez denetimini çok beğendim.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5).