An interesting observation

Bob Kinney bc98kinney at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 4 23:51:50 UTC 2008


Is that a Firefox setting?


--- Steve Snyder <swsnyder at insightbb.com> wrote:

> On Monday 04 February 2008 10:06:36 am Craig White wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 06:56 -0800, Leslie Satenstein wrote:
> [snip]
> > >
> > > Yesterday, I bypassed the router, and noted a marked improvement in
> > > response times.  Is it subjective? Firefox appears to works better,
> > > with what appears to be faster responses. I also noted that Firefox
> > > did not lose responses. (I had the problem with the router in place
> > > that Firefox would hang, waiting for a return response. To get that
> > > final or missing response, I had to click on the refresh button. Now,
> > > it does not seem to hang).
> >
> > ----
> > Try disabling ipv6 the next time you insert the router in between. If
> > you don't have ipv6 DNS resolution, it can slow things up considerably.
> 
> It's long been reported that Firefox/SeaMonkey do not like IPv6 in Linux.  
> It's a common optimization to disable it:
> 
> 	user_pref("network.dns.disableIPv6", true);
> 
> The OP may very well have a generalized networking problem, but if the 
> symptoms (delays) are only seen in Firefox, the above may fix it.
> 
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