Bug ID 598401: Google chrome prompts to launch xdg-open for end point inspection or network access lresource

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,

Opened: Jun 09, 2016

Severity: 3-Major


On some Linux distributions, Google Chrome will show a prompt to launch xdg-open to launch the f5epi:// and f5vpn:// URL schemes if f5vpn and f5epi applications are not installed. This may confuse the user trying to connect.


Usability impact. User will see a popup from APM to install missing components.


Chrome is used on linux to connec to VPN



Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

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