I have three distros on my computer plus windows and freebsd. I just like to keep tract of what's going on in the OS world. On two of my Linux distros, I'm unable to install firefox addons. They just won't download. Everything works fine with the other linux distro, windows, and freebsd. And it has nothing to do with firefox. I typed

wget https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ite-2.3-fx.jar

into a console and I get back

Connecting to releases.mozilla.org|32.1.4.248|:80... failed: Connection timed out.Retrying.

On the other hand, I am able to do internet banking using, I presume, the https protocol.
Does anyone have ideas how to solve my problem? It afflicts my frugalware install which makes me sad.