Bug#561693: It's Not Java's Fault
I encountered this problem in Debian Squeeze after a set of updates a
few days ago. I didn't change my installed Sun Java v6u17, which I'd
downloaded from java.com, but although I had no problem with the Java
plugin in Firefox before the updates, now it doesn't work online (it
just works with offline applets). So, I think it's not Java's fault.
It's neither caused by Iceweasel because I've downloaded my Firefox
directly from the Mozilla site. In addition, JAP (a Java based
anonymizer) stopped working too. Strangely enough, Java works in Opera
in both online and offline modes seamlessly.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find the new packages that caused this
problem. I even downgraded several packages to no avail. A mysterious