Friday, September 4, 2009

VMware Server and NoScript ABE

NoScriptI have been using NoScript with with Firefox for a while now. It is a Firefox extension that blocks scripts from running in Firefox. For each web page, you can allow scripts from each site that the page has scripts to run or not. This can be a temporary "Allow" or it can be permanent.

So, for sites I visit frequently and trust like Gmail, I permanently allow scripts from google.com. For other sites that I do not visit often or if it's just a one time visit, I may temporarily allow scripts. NoScript blocks JavaScript, Java, and Flash. It's great because if websitexyz.com has some scripts in their page, but also has scripts from adsense.com, you can allow websitexyz.com, but not adsense.com.

Recently, I started having problems connecting to my locally running VMware Server using Firefox because of NoScript's ABE feature after a NoScript update.