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Is there an env var like http_proxy that will cause Firefox to make WebSocket connections through my proxy when "Use system proxy settings" is selected?

I'm running Linux and connecting to the internet through a corporate proxy. If I configure the proxy settings directly in Firefox then all of my browsing works perfectly including, specifically, https://web.whatsapp.com.

However, if I set the following environment variables from ~/.profile

export http_proxy='domain_user:password@http://ms_isa_server:8080'
export https_proxy=$http_proxy
export ftp_proxy=$http_proxy
export no_proxy=...

and then select "Use system proxy settings" in Firefox then everything still works perfectly except for WebSocket connections. Specifically I get

08:48:23.027 Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at wss://w4.web.whatsapp.com/ws.1 a...

when trying to use https://web.whatsapp.com.

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It's a known bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1177909. Currently nobody is working on it.

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    The bug appears to have been closed/fixed. RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 56 – daveloyall Nov 6 '17 at 18:50

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