Weird, Rare… and what not !

Apart from Redhat Linux, I’m also trying to set up my Rails app on a Win XP Pro machine to clarify some Ajax effects in IE. IE used system hosts file very well. But at the same time, on the same OS,  my latest Mozilla Firefox version 3.0.1 ignores the same hosts file. And this only happens when Proxy Server is used.

I didn’t understand why the configuration works only with IE, but not with
Mozilla. Makes no sense to me at all.

I am sure that I have set no proxy for localhost, and I have even tried setting no proxy for the local IP range like where my working IP lies in between. Glory ! it worked…!!!

Ofcourse, I googled with suggestions of clearing cache and subscription to 5$ monthly plan to know the solution. So this info.. is for those who uses proxy and gets weird cases like this… Enjoy the solution,  absolutely free…! :)