In Firefox the “Server Not Found” comes up for About - PubMed or even just https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov or any document linked to on that site. I shut off my firewall as the Server Down page suggests could be the issue. I also cleared history, cookies, etc. Nothing worked.
My install of Firefox has no user installed apps, extensions or plugins. (And I just shut the only 2 ext/plugins installed by FF- from Cisco and Google and restarted) But- still get the Sever Down message.
Against better judgement, I even unblocked untrusted and blocked sites in the Firefox settings- made sure I didn’t require https- etc, and chose not to have blocked potentially dangerous content-- All to no avail.
Website status checkers show pubmed as up and running. But so convinced their site was down, I didn’t believe them and went on to two other status site checkers that confirmed the site was up.
Some people wrote of similar problems - and suggested my server might prevent my access to certain websites. Horrified, I opened Chromium to verify the website address was being blocked by my server. How dare they!!! But, in Chromium, the site came up no problem!!! Back in Firefox, the site still comes up with a Firefox error page claiming Pubmed’s Server is Down.
Initially I’d mistakenly suspected Google’s search blocking me or a bad link. But NIH.gov worked. Searching the site for Pubmed the ABOUT Pubmed page would not work in Firefox nor any other opening under the Pubmed status. All came up as if their server was down.
In light of the fact that the Chromium opens the site, Firefox should at least re-write the case, as a problem on their end. But maybe this happened for a good reason.
When trying to fix my Firefox settings I came across a disclosure from Firefox/Mozilla, already checked to allow their experimental study and data collection of my internet use@@!! Once I opted out to DENY this invasion of privacy, a little message comes up that states it will take them 30 DAYS to remove their files from MY computer!!!
I left Chromium for Firefox due to the Chromium- Google Chrome association (ie. accusations of mass data collection.) I thought Firefox was independent, pro privacy, etc, etc.
Disregarding I am in the USA, (formerly a free state)), I’d guess I’d rather us Chromium aka Google Chrome–in bed with my government watching my internet use than a Firefox- a private software conglomerate, denying me access to my own government’s websites --while collecting my data for an experiment that likely will be profitable to sell as part of a massive collection of all their users!
PS My trouble earlier this week with Firefox restore tabs malfunctioning no longer needs resolve on my account–because it won’t be a program on my computer.